In Twist, EEOC Accused Of Disability Discrimination
The federal agency tasked with ensuring that workers are treated fairly is facing allegations that it discriminated against one of its own.
A former administrative law judge for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is accusing the agency of violating the Rehabilitation Act for retaliating against her because she sought workplace accommodations.
In a lawsuit, Mary Bullock — who has multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus — says that the EEOC ignored her requests to work at home and make other modifications in light of her special needs. Bullock also indicates that she was denied promotions and subject to tighter deadlines than her colleagues after she sought accommodations.
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Bullock’s suit was originally filed in 2006, but a judge threw it out over a procedural issue. This week, however, a federal appeals court ruled that the case may proceed, reports The Wall Street Journal. To read more click here.