EEOC Wins Impairment Discrimination Suit Against Payday Lender ‘The Bucks Store’

EEOC Wins Impairment Discrimination Suit Against Payday Lender ‘The Bucks Store’

Federal Court Awards $56,500 to worker Terminated for manic depression

SEATTLE – Today the U.S. Equal Employment chance Commission (EEOC) announced a triumph in just one of its disability that is first discrimination taken fully to trial concerning bipolar disorder. Adhering to a four-day workbench test, a federal region court joined judgment for $56,500 against Irving, Tex.-based Cottonwood Financial. The court unearthed that the business violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) whenever it fired a member of staff from the Walla Walla, Wash., shop.

After hearing the proof offered at trial in EEOC v. Cottonwood Financial, Ltd. (No. CV-09-5073-EFS, E. D. Wash.), U.S. District Judge Edward F. Shea noted “Cottonwood’s lacking ADA policies and techniques” and discovered that the business’s half-dozen various rationales for terminating store manager Sean Reilly had been a pretext for discrimination and therefore the business had in fact fired Reilly as too disabled to work due to his bipolar disorder because it regarded him. Continue reading EEOC Wins Impairment Discrimination Suit Against Payday Lender ‘The Bucks Store’