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EEOC Sues Medtronic for Disability Discrimination

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According to the EEOC’s complaint, Jackson was placed to work at Medtronic’s Greenwood facility as aforklift driver / waste hauler by a temporary staffing agency on Oct. 3, 2016.

Medtronic terminated Jackson’s assign­ment that same day, asserting that Jackson was in violation of its attendance policy. The EEOC further alleges that Medtronic did not hire Jackson as a permanent employee because of her disability, despite being in the process of doing so prior to her termination.

“An employer simply cannot ignore an employee’s need for a reasonable accommodation of a disability,choosing instead to fire the employee.”

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