Camber Corporation to Pay $100,000 in EEOC Lawsuit
Camber Corporation has announced it will pay $100,000 to settle an age and disability discrimination lawsuit filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after it fired an employee for applying to transfer closer to his disabled son.
The federal defense contractor will be paying Ashok Pai $100,000 after Pai was fired after he considered transferring to move closer to his disabled son.
Pai’s son was left disabled after being seriously injured in a car accident over 25 years ago. The Camber employee requested to transfer close to his son in order to care for him. Afte this, Camber marked Pai as “resigned” and began the termination processes. Pai, who was in his mid-60s, was fired and replaced by a much younger employee.
Disability and Age Discrimination
The EEOC filed suit against the corporation for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). In addition to paying Pai $100,00, Camber agreed to provide annual training in order to prevent future age and disability discrimination. All Camber locations must also post anti-discrimination notices.
Many companies are coming under fire recently for age and disability discrimination, with multiple lawsuits filed against them by the EEOC this year. Not only does the ADA prohibit employers from discriminating against disabled employees, but it also prohibits them from discriminating based on an employee’s association with a disabled person.
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