EEOC Settles Job Coach Lawsuit

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settled a lawsuit against Tarsadia Hotels, which operates as Comfort Suites in California, on behalf of a hotel clerk who has autism. The employee asked for a job coach who would have been provided at no cost to the hotel, but the hotel would not allow that assistance and fired the employee. Under the settlement, the hotel will pay the former employee $125,000 and donate $7,500 to Partnerships with Industry, a non-profit that provides employment support to people with disabilities. The hotel will revise its policies and procedures and train all of its employees on ADA rights and responsibilities. To read an EEOC press release about the settlement, go to the EEOC website.

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