September 7, 2017 / 10:55 PM / in 3 months

EEOC hits Hawaii blood bank with disability discrimination lawsuit

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has accused a Hawaii-based blood bank of using its inflexible medical leave policy as a screening tool to unlawfully weed out workers with disabilities.

In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Hawaii on Wednesday, the EEOC claimed that Blood Bank of Hawaii violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it fired sick workers who exhausted their 12 weeks of medical leave rather than provide additional time off.

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