Six-Figure Settlement Against the State of Idaho (Disability Discrimination)
Bradley Sneed's client recently settled her claim of unlawful termination/discrimination against an agency of the State of Idaho. The client suffered from a disability, which was disclosed to her former employer and direct supervisor. The direct supervisor had a history of discriminatory and harassing workplace behavior, yet the State of Idaho continued to employ the supervisor. This supervisor has since been forced to resign. Over the course of many months, the direct supervisor took discriminatory and retaliatory actions against the client/employee based on her disability. The client complained and requested certain reasonable accommodations from her employer. The client was allowed to take a leave of absence while she recuperated and the agency investigated the client's complaints against her supervisor. Thereafter however, the state agency failed to engage in the required "interactive process" in good faith, failed to communicate with the client about ways they could help her return to work, then ultimately fired the client without cause. After mediation with a respected retired judge, the State agreed to pay the client in order to avoid further litigation.
Practice area(s): Employment / Labor