Sensient Natural Ingredients To Pay $800,000 For Alleged Disability Discrimination Featured

  03 July 2017

Sensient Natural Ingredients LLC, a division of Sensient Technologies, has agreed to pay up to $800,000 ($600,000 to go to identified claimants and $200,000 for a potential group of unidentified claimants) and provide other significant relief to settle a charge of disability discrimination filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

According to the EEOC's lawsuit, several of Sensient's workers at its Livingston, California, location took extended leaves of absence for disability-related care, including surgeries and cancer treatments. The EEOC charged that employees were either discharged for surpassing the company's restrictive leave policy or were required to return to work without accommodations or restrictions. The EEOC contends that when employees attempted to return to work even without restrictions, Sensient refused to accept them back and fired them instead. Read more here.