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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.”