Dillard’s, a national retail department store chain, has agreed to settle a discrimination lawsuit for $2 million. Dillard’s employees who worked from 2005 to 2009 filed the lawsuit with assistance from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) because the company asked them to disclose personal medical information when they asked for time off due to illness.
One plaintiff, Corina Scott, claims she was asked many questions and forced to provide confidential medical information to be granted time-off requests. Scott was eventually terminated for refusing to turn over medical records to supervisors. The plaintiffs claim they did not feel comfortable disclosing medical information to supervisors.
Requesting the employees to provide the medical information is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Dillard’s had absolutely no right to request this information. If you have experienced anything like this or lost your job without just cause, please contact our firm for a free consultation.
Kesluk, Silverstein & Jacob—Los Angeles wrongful termination attorneys