Dillard's Settles Sick Leave Suit with EEOC for $2 Million
SAN FRANCISCO - Retailer Dillard's, Inc. agreed to pay $2 million to settle class claims that it illegally required employees to provide specific medical information to go on sick leave and limited the maximum amount of time available for medical leave, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Tuesday. Corina Scott, a former employee at the company's El Centro, Calif. store, alleged that she was fired when she refused to comply with a policy requiring she provide information on a medical diagnosis or treatment plan when she took a four-day sick leave. According to the EEOC, which filed suit in 2008 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California on behalf of Scott and all other affected Dillard's employees, the policies went into effect in 2005 and violate the Americans With Disabilities Act.
This article has been archived, and is no longer available on this website.
Not a LexisNexis® Subscriber?
LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via lexis.com® and Nexis®. This includes content from The National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.
ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at email@example.com