Employers Cannot Fire Employees With Disabilities Who Can Perform The Job Duties

            The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed a lawsuit alleging that a company fired several employees after forcing them to complete medical questionnaires and medical examinations, which showed that these employees suffered from disabilities.  When the company gave the employees the questionnaires, the employees were already working for the company and had been adequately completing their job.  Such alleged activity is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits companies from taking adverse employment actions on the basis of an employee’s disability.  See EEOC v. Zachry Construction Corp., No. 1:18-cv-00058 (S.D. Miss.).

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