Jewel-Osco employee files disability discrimination lawsuit

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit Monday, alleging that Jewel-Osco did not properly accomodate a pharmacy worker's disability. The disability discrimination lawsuit centers around the question of whether Jewel-Osco provided acceptable accomodations for the worker's allergic reactions to cosmetic fragrances. 

The suit is filed under the Americans With Disabilities Act, a law enacted in 1990 to protect employees against disability discrimination. In this case, the pharmacy worker asked the store manager not to permit co-workers to wear cologne or perfume, and the suit alleges that the manager did not comply with the request. 

If you or anyone you know is considering filing a disability discrimination lawsuit, contact the Iowa workers' compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.


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