While dealing with unjust treatment at work can be daunting under any circumstance, sometimes this type of behavior may occur even before a person obtains employment. The presence of discrimination during the hiring process is an issue that remains unfortunately common and individuals in Michigan who encounter such issues might not always know how best to handle the situation. Reports indicate that a man in another state was awarded a judgment of $140,000 following a recent discrimination claim involving similar circumstances.
Reports of a discrimination lawsuit
Reports indicate that the incident began when the man was offered a position with Hiland Dairy Foods, only to be denied employment after a medical exam. The lawsuit states that the company claimed that there were safety concerns about his vision, despite knowing about his condition when initially offering him the job. This decision reportedly stemmed from the recommendation of the doctor who performed the pre-employment examination.
However, reports indicate the doctor never performed the exam and made the recommendation based on a previous vision test, without even meeting the applicant. The lawsuit states that the actions of the company and the doctor violated his ADA rights. According to reports, the company has agreed to pay him as much as $140,000 in restitution and to take steps to prevent similar behaviors in the future.
Protecting against unlawful treatment
While discrimination is a type of behavior that no one should have to endure, similar issues continue to affect the lives and careers of many. Those who face the trials of unjust treatment and wish to know how best to protect against such behavior could choose to speak with an experienced attorney for advice on all their available legal avenues. An attorney can work toward protecting a client’s legal rights, assist in preparing to seek the full amount of compensation deserved, and help take steps to protect others from experiencing similar issues moving forward.