Sears agreed to pay $6.2 million to a former employee who accussed the retailer of workplace discrimination. John Bava, who worked for Sears as a service technician, was injured on the job and took workers’ compensation leave.
Although Bava remained disabled, he repeatedly tried to return to work, but Sears chose instead to fire him when his leave expired.
The EEOC also discovered hundreds of instances of other employees who had been fired by Sears after taking workers’ compensation leave instead of trying to help them return to their jobs or find suitable alternative jobs at Sears.
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Elizabeth Colton, a 64-year-old Foreign Service Officer, has filed an age discrimination lawsuit against her boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
After being offered a position at the U.S. Embassy in Algiers, Algeria, Colton was shocked when she was informed by the State Department that her job offer was being rescinded because she was only one year away from the mandatory retirement age of 65.
Ironically, Clinton is only two years younger than Colton, but the State Department mandatory retirement rule does not apply to political appointees. Colton’s lawyer commented, “Imagine if someone told Hillary Clinton she couldn’t be secretary of state because she would turn 65 before her term is up.”
Source: Washington Post
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