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MedStar Health settles with EEOC on disability bias charge

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Baltimore – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reached a resolution with Maryland-based MedStar Health and MedStar Ambulatory Services for charges filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it was announced this week.

In addition to addressing the concerns of the person filing the charge of discrimination, MedStar Health and MedStar Ambulatory Services agreed to implement revised attendance policies that will reasonably accommodate employees with disabilities as required by the ADA. The policies will specifically state that exceptions to their attendance policies will be made when required by the ADA as a reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities. Both employers agreed to disseminate their revised policies to all employees and to the posting of EEOC notices. MedStar Ambulatory Services also agreed to conduct training for all current supervisory and human resources employees.

“We are pleased that MedStar Health, Inc. and MedStar Ambulatory Services, Inc. worked with us to revise this matter informally and took proactive measures to ensure that individuals with disabilities will receive reasonable accommodations when needed,” said EEOC Philadelphia District Director Jamie R. Williamson.

The ADA prohibits workplace discrimination based on disability. The ADA requires employers to provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities, unless it would pose an undue hardship.

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