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Optical denies woman's request for service dog at work, fires her

A recent lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission describes a shocking case of disability discrimination of interest even though it didn’t take place in California. An optician employed by Direct Optical, Inc., a two-store eyeglasses retailer in Michigan, was denied a very basic and reasonable request for accommodation for her disability -- to be allowed to bring her service dog to work. Worse, the employer fired her in retaliation for even making the request.

Former CFO says firm fired her for breast cancer, case settles

In Oct. 2011, the chief financial officer of one of the world's largest law firms filed a lawsuit claiming she was fired in retaliation for taking a three-month medical leave when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. According to reporters, the firm, Proskauer Rose LLP, is an international corporate law firm based in New York that reported a gross income of $763.5 million last year.

Supervalu held in contempt in disability wrongful termination case

In 2009, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Supervalu's Midwest division after 110 employees with disabilities were refused the chance to return to work after disability-related leaves of absence unless they could do so without any job restrictions or limitations. In 2011, a federal judge ruled that the practice violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and ordered the company to pay the workers $3.2 million for wrongful termination and the denial of reasonable disability accommodations.

Man with kidney failure loses job and spot on transplant list

California residents may be interested in a case from Florida where a 32-year-old man lost his job after revealing he planned to perform self-dialysis while waiting for a kidney transplant. The man said he was dedicated to keeping his job and did not want to have to leave work in order to get treatment. He planned to perform his self-dialysis on his lunch breaks. He has filed a lawsuit claiming that the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act following his termination after 10 years with the company.

Former Bank of America employee sues for discrimination

A former customer service employee for Bank of America is suing the bank, claiming he was discriminated against due to his disability. His right hand, arm and leg were injured in a car accident, and when he pressed for additional and reasonable accommodations he was told it "wouldn't be fair to people with two hands."

Former Bank of America employee sues for discrimination

A former customer service employee for Bank of America is suing the bank, claiming he was discriminated against due to his disability. His right hand, arm and leg were injured in a car accident, and when he pressed for additional and reasonable accommodations he was told it "wouldn't be fair to people with two hands."

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