Reasonable Accomodations Required For Cancer Surgery

     The EEOC recently filed a lawsuit against a casino for allegedly refusing an employee’s request for a few additional weeks of leave to undergo cancer treatment and then terminating the employee.  The employee suffers from sarcoma, and he had needed chemotherapy and surgery in order to treat his cancer.  This alleged conduct is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Employers are obligated to provide their employees with reasonable accommodations unless such an accommodation would create an undue burden on the employer.  See EEOC v. Midwest Gaming LLC dba Rivers Casino, No. 17-cv-6811 (N.D. Ill.).

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