Federal Court Awards $56,500 to worker Terminated for manic depression
SEATTLE вЂ“ Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a success in another of its disability that is first discrimination taken fully to trial concerning bipolar disorder. After a bench that is four-day, a federal region court joined judgment for $56,500 against Irving, Tex.-based Cottonwood Financial. The court discovered that the business violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and also the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) whenever it fired a worker from the Walla Walla, Wash., shop.
After hearing the proof offered at trial in EEOC v. Cottonwood Financial, Ltd. (No. CV-09-5073-EFS, E. D. Wash.), U.S. District Judge Edward F. Shea noted “Cottonwood’s deficient ADA policies and techniques” and discovered that the business’s half-dozen various rationales for terminating shop manager Sean Reilly had been a pretext for discrimination and that the organization had in fact fired Reilly as too disabled to work due to his bipolar disorder because it regarded him. (more…)