Fired Employee With Spinal Cord Condition Receives $35K in Settlement of ADA Lawsuit

For $35,000, a baking company in Illinois won’t have to go to court over allegations it engaged in disability discrimination against an employee because of her spinal cord condition.

In an Americans With Disabilities Act lawsuit filed last August, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged that  Nashville, Tenn.-based American Blue Ribbons Holding, LLC dba Legendary Baking, violated federal law by denying light duty work to Patricia Hall, an employee at its Oak Forest, Ill., baking facility. Hall has CSP myelopathy, a condition affecting her spinal cord.

The company then fired Hall and refused to rehire her because of her disability, the EEOC charged.

$35,000 is the price the company has agreed to pay to settle the lawsuit.

“We appreciate Legendary Baking’s determination to work with the EEOC to quickly resolve the case by providing compensation to Ms. Hall and undertaking measures to assure future compliance with the ADA,” said EEOC Regional Attorney Gregory Gochanou.

Read yesterday’s announcement of the settlement here.


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