Professional Media Corporation Pays $58,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit
Professional Media Corporation pays $58,000 to settle an Americans With Disabilities Act ("ADA") lawsuit. The discrimination lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") on behalf of an employee who had multiple medical disorders. According to published accounts Professional Media Corporation had a policy of forcing employees to sign a “health warranty” certifying their health and that they did not use medications. This type of activity by a company is crazy, unprofessional and as it turns out illegal.
Additionally the company harassed and then unlawfully fired an employee who had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ("ADHD") and Auditory Processing Disorder ("ADP"). The company was trying to get rid of employees who may end up costing them money in medical bills. It is very creepy that a company would single out employees who have medical conditions. I hope people learn more about this company and think twice before doing business with them or working for them. The EEOC was able to hold the company accountable for the discrimination and make them pay.
“This case shows that employers continue to make employment decisions based on uninformed prejudices and irrational fears,” said EEOC Attorney Spencer H. Lewis, Jr.