The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has charged German-based companies Probat, Inc. and Probat Burns, Inc., d/b/a Bauermeister, Inc., in Memphis, TN with disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act. A former employee at Bauermeister with bipolar disorder had a manic episode, but when he was medically approved to return to work, the company fired him. Bauermeister has agreed to provide ADA training to its senior staff in its U.S. facilities.
Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Health Care Facility Over Alleged Refusal to Provide Interpreter for Deaf Patient
As part of its Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced a settlement agreement with Medical Facilities of America XXIX Limited Partnership, t/a Burke Health and Rehabilitation Center in Burke, VA. The agreement resolves allegations that Burke refused a request to provide a sign language interpreter for a deaf patient as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.