Oklahoma: UPCO, Inc. to Pay $106,000 for EEOC Settlement

May 30, 2017

Company Rescinded Offer Of Employment Unless Applicant Stopped Taking Prescribed Medications 

The EEOC has agreed to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit with a manufacturer. The EEOC asserted that a receptionist, who worked as a temporary employee, was offered a full-time permanent position with the manufacturer conditioned on her passing a physical exam, including a drug test, at which time she disclosed her prescription medications, dose, and frequency. The EEOC claimed the receptionist provided the manufacturer with a letter from her physician stating she was able to perform her job without any adverse side effects from her medication and needed no accommodations, but the manufacturer rescinded its offer of employment unless she stopped taking her medication. The manufacturer denied any wrongdoing. Settlement: $106,000.

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