Scooter Store allegedly violated ADA, settles suit
A mobility aids retailer in New Braunfels has recently settled a disability discrimination suit after they fired a manager of a store in New York.
The New York-based manager filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after he was fired by his company The Scooter Store upon requesting a leave of absence to mend his psoriatic arthritis. The manager allegedly stated in the complaint that the store violated the ADA. The EEOC helped the manager filed the suit after the company failed to resolve the dispute through commission’s conciliation process.
The Scooter Store has settled to pay the manager an amount of $99,000, which is a part of five-year consent decree to work with managers on avoiding discrimination.
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