Personal Touch Home Care, a home health care services provider based in Hamilton, Ohio, will pay $35,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The home health care agency had fired a worker who suffered from renal failure, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease due to her disabilities, says the EEOC. Even with those disabilities, the employee had no problems fulfilling her job duties and had worked for Personal Touch Home Care since 2000, according to the filing.
As part of the settlement, Personal Touch will provide disability discrimination prevention training to its supervisors and managers in its Southwest Ohio region, in addition to the claimant’s monetary compensation.
“Treating an employee badly based on a physical impairment violates the very core of the ADA, and the EEOC will continue to fight for the rights of disability discrimination victims,” said Laurie Young, EEOC regional attorney, in a statement.
Written by Alyssa Gerace