EEOC Files Lawsuit Against St. Louis Construction Company
A lawsuit has just been filed against A&A Contracting, a St. Louis based construction company, for firing a worker with a history of health problems. The lawsuit, filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alleges that the company fired Rickie Wells because he had a history of liver and kidney problems as well as being diagnosed with cancer. At the time that Mr. Wells was terminated, he was in good health and was cleared to work by his doctor.
The EEOC says A&A Contracting became aware of Wells’ health history when he applied for the company’s health insurance coverage. Federal law bars discrimination against employees and applicants who are disabled or have a record of disability. The lawsuit seeks back pay for Wells and damages.
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