As an employee, it can be hard for you to perform your job duties, especially if such duties require physical stamina. You might face bigger problems if you suddenly sustained an injury which makes it hard or even impossible for you to go to work.
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a disability discrimination suit against nationwide retailer The Scooter Store after the latter allegedly rejected an injured worker’s request to go on a leave because of a disabling knee injury.
EEOC sued the company on behalf of the employee after he was terminated for job abandonment. The agency alleged that the defendant failed to provide reasonable accommodation to the employee after the latter was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, which resulted from a knee injury.
The employee was allegedly fired after the company rejected his leave request.
The company is now involved in a controversy because it might have violated the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). This law protects employees from unjust actions which may be performed against them because of their disabling medical condition.
For more information about ADA and disability discrimination, you are advised to call a Los Angeles employment lawyer.