For Tennessee residents and residents across the country the American with Disabilities Act or ADA has prohibited employers and public places to discriminate against someone based on their disability. This has allowed many people with disabilities to go many places and be an active part of their society. Unfortunately, in some areas and in some cases, this type of discrimination still does happen each and every day to people with disabilities. If you feel that you have been discriminated against due to your disability, you should contact a Tennessee ADA attorney right away to hear your case.
The Princeton Health Care system which runs a hospital and provides other health and medical care violated the ADA and other federal laws when they did not provide “reasonable” accommodations to people who needed medical leave and then fired them because of their disabilities. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against them because they stated that the Princeton Health Care system has policies that do not provide “reasonable” accommodations to qualified individuals who have a disability, fires employees who are not qualified for leave under FMLA laws if they do not return to work within one week, and refuses to permit leave for more than the twelve weeks allowed by FMLA. They also do not make exceptions for qualified people with a disability who need extra leave as an accommodation.
These actions violate the Americans with Disabilities Act which states that employers must provide “reasonable” accommodations for their employees with a disability. The EEOC has stated that several people who have requested leave as an accommodation were denied and then fired. The agency filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against them in the U.S. District Court for the district of New Jersey after trying to reach a settlement first by a conciliation process.
Cases such as these happen each and every day all across the country and even right here in Tennessee. If you feel that you or someone you love may have been discriminated against due to a disability, then you need to talk with one of our caring and experienced Tennessee ADA lawyers immediately. We will hear your case and work with you to make sure you get the treatment and care you deserve. Feel free to Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.