U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Charges The Gap with Unlawfully Firing Employee with a Disability
EEOC has charged The Gap with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits employers from terminating employees because of such medical conditions. The employee took leave because of medical problems related to glomerolonephritis, a kidney disorder. He returned to work and was then fired on the spot. EEOC is asking for back pay and compensatory damages for emotional distress and punitive damages. EEOC filed suit after first attempting to reach a voluntary settlement.