The EEOC sued New York’s Hudson City Savings Bank (HCSB) because it had a discriminatory policy against employees with disabilities. HCSB would place disabled employees on involuntary leave unless they provided medical clearance to return to work with no restrictions. This practice denied reasonable accommodations to disabled workers, forced them on involuntary leave, and in some cases, terminated their employment. These actions were in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act, which requires employers to provide qualified employees with reasonable accommodations for their disabilities so that they can continue working. Wilmington Trust, which acquired HSBC, agreed to settle the case after the EEOC filed suit in federal district court. Read more about it here https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/12-19-18a.cfm.
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