Princeton health care system pays $1.35 million to settle discrimination claims

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the New Jersey operator of a hospital and several medical facilities will pay more than $1 million and take remedial action to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit.

 

The EEOC announced Monday that Princeton HealthCare System will pay a $1,350,000 settlement to be distributed to employees who were unlawfully terminated under its former leave of absence policies.

 

The EEOC suit alleged the company had violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the federal Family Medical Leave Act by failing to consider a leave as a reasonable accommodation under its fixed leave policy. The suit said some employees, including those with disabilities, had been unlawfully fired under the company’s former policy.

A message left at the offices of Princeton HealthCare System was not immediately returned.

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