Disability discrimination is where a company makes decisions that affect an employee basing the decision partly or wholly on the disability of an employee and yet an employee has the qualifications according to the American's with Disabilities Act. Despite the increased sensitivity to people with disabilities both mental and physical, many of the America's workforces find themselves to be victims of employment discrimination due to their disability.
The recent case to hit the news was a lawsuit on Taprite Fassco Manufacturing Company based in San Antonio. EEOC claimed that they violated a number of federal anti-discrimination laws on how they treated a quality control officer by subjecting the woman to both gender and disability discrimination. To top it up they retaliated unlawfully against the lady when she complained. It is claimed that after the quality control officer, a long time staff, brought up an issue to the management concerning the wage differences between the genders among workers at the Taprite fassco's San Antonio plant. The result was she was disciplined her by demoting her to a less favourable and a lower paying assembler position. The employee could not execute the new job she was tasked since she had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
The company was sued for denying the lady accommodations to her condition that would have allowed her to continue work in the position she had been demoted to thus by not doing this, Taprite Fassco violated the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992. It is claimed that the company gave the old job to a male counterpart whom the woman had trained and paid him a higher salary than what the lady was getting. Thus, they also violated the Equal Pay Act.