Employer to Pay $145,000 to Settle EEOC Class Disability Discrimination Case

  03 August 2017

Chemtrusion, Inc., a Houston-based manufacturing services company, will pay $145,000 and provide other significant relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The EEOC filed suit against Chemtrusion in October 2016, claiming that since 2012, the company refused to hire or provide reasonable accommodations to a class of job applicants at the company's Jeffersonville, Ind., facility because of medical information it obtained during pre-employment medical examinations. However, according to the EEOC, the company failed to conduct any individualized assessment of whether they could perform essential functions of the job. Read more here.