Hotel Settles Autism Discrimination Lawsuit

A San Diego Comfort Suites hotel will pay more than $130,000 as part of a settlement after discriminating against an autistic man, XETV-TV reported on November 7, 2011. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said that Tarsadia Hotels would pay a former employee who was fired as a front desk clerk in 2008 because of his disability. To prevent future employment discrimination, the EEOC also said Tarsadia would make sweeping changes to ensure it complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to XETV, the clerk sought free job coaching services from the state after he was hired, and had experience working at another hotel and received good recommendations from his previous employer. After he was fired due to his disability, the EEOC determined state provided job coaching would have helped clerk master his job using special techniques designed for people with autism.

In addition to paying the clerk $125,000, the hotel chain will also donate $7,500 to a San Diego organization dedicated to providing employment support to people with disabilities. If you lost a job because of discrimination or have questions about how to prove discrimination, contact our Los Angeles employment attorneys today.

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