Finish Line Company to Face Discrimination Suit on Ex-Worker’s Behalf

Tennessee workers and workers across the United States all deserve to be treated fairly and given respect. It is unlawful to discriminate or have a bias towards any worker because of their gender, race, sexual orientation or disability. However, discrimination because of these reasons and more happen to many people all across the country every day. If you or someone you love has been discriminated against due to these reasons or another reason, then you should speak with a Tennessee employment and discrimination lawyer as soon as possible. They will hear your case and help you get the compensation and respect you deserve by law.

According to the lawsuit against the Finish Line that was brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency is claiming that Emma Armon asked the company to transfer her to an available customer service position in order to accommodate her physical impairment of a right shoulder injury. According to the EEOC, “Finish Line discharged her in favor of equally or less qualified individuals.” They allege that this violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The EEOC filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court after first attempting to reach a prelitigation settlement. According to the lawsuit, the EEOC is seeking back pay for Armon and compensatory and punitive damages and injunctive relief. The district office regional attorney for the EEOC stated, “Treating an employee badly based on a physical impairment violates the very core of the (Americans with Disabilities Act),” The EEOC will continue to fight for the rights of disability discrimination victims.”

Cases very similar to this occur too frequently in Tennessee and all across the country. If you feel that you been discriminated against due to your gender, race, sexual orientation, or disability, then we suggest that you contact one of our compassionate and experienced Tennessee employment and discrimination attorneys right away. We will hear your case and work with you to make sure you receive the compensation you are entitled to under the law.
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