UPS Sued by EEOC for Refusing Accommodations

UPS is being sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after the shipping company refused accommodations for a diabetic employee before ultimately firing the employee.  According to this HR Drive article by Emilie Shumway, the employee had brittle diabetes and had requested a 5-minute break to check insulin and maintain their health. This request was denied and the employee was ultimately terminated for being a “liability.”

According to the article, this goes directly against the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires employers to offer employees accommodations that are “reasonable.” The EEOC is alleging that UPS violated this act by denying accommodations to an employee who could complete their job with the requested  accommodation.

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