Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:06 PM
DonViejo (4,590 posts)
Dillards pays $2M to settle discrimination claims
BY BY SAM HANANEL
WASHINGTON (AP) ó Department store chain Dillardís Inc. is paying $2 million to settle charges it violated federal disability law by requiring workers who took sick leave to reveal their medical conditions.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says thousands of current and former Dillard employees who sought sick leave were forced to submit a doctorís note explaining not just that they were being treated, but the exact nature of their medical condition.
The commission says workers who didnít feel comfortable disclosing details of their treatment were fired, even when doctors advised them not to reveal private medical information. EEOC officials say other employees were improperly fired for taking more sick leave than the company allowed.
The settlement resolves a four-year-old class action lawsuit that charged Dillardís with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Read more: http://www.salon.com/2012/12/18/dillards_pays_2m_to_settle_discrimination_claims/
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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:25 PM
femrap (13,418 posts)
$2 million...that's chump change to Dillard's. I use to work there...what a fascist-led organization.
One year the Flu hit hard (this flu strain was NOT in the flu shot that I had). I was lucky to get out of bed twice/day to feed my cat and get some water. It was nasty.
Anyway, after I got back to work, the manager/tyrant calls my name over the loud speaker and tells me to get to the 'OFFICE.' He gives me a lecture about being absent. I just sat there agape.
As I left, I said, "What are you going to do when The Plague hits?"
Dillard's security staff also killed a Black man while his wife and child watched.
Haven't shopped there in years. I guess I really haven't shopped anywhere of late except for food.
Sears is just as bad...gotta have notes from doctors explaining everything. Retail jobs in the US suck...and that's about all there is left.
Who knew our country would dissolve into a fiefdom?