Florida Construction Security Services Sued by EEOC for Alleged Disability Discrimination and Retaliation
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a disability discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against a Florida asset protection security firm. The EEOC alleges that the company, Florida Construction Security Services, fired Alberto Tarud-saieh, who has only one arm, because of his disability, and then retaliated against him for complaining about it. Both disability discrimination and retaliation are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The suit charges that the company fired Tarud-saieh from his position because he drove a security vehicle without wearing his prosthetic arm, even though it was not needed and he was never instructed that he had to wear it. The EEOC further charges that once Tarud-saieh filed a discrimination complaint with the EEOC, the company refused to assign him to a different position. The EEOC seeks back pay, compensatory/punitive damages, and injunctive relief to prevent further discriminatory practices.
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