ERICKSON LIVING MANAGEMENT SUED FOR RETALIATION
Retirement Community Company Fired Director Who Opposed Disability Discrimination, Federal Agency Charges
Erickson Living Management, LLC, a Catonsville, Md.-based company which builds and manages retirement communities in 11 states, violated federal law when it fired a director because she opposed perceived disability-based discrimination against her subordinate.
According to the suit, Erickson Living’s director of health services, talent development and global programs complained to a human resources representative that the company had mistreated a subordinate employee because of manifestations of the employee’s disabilities. The director also expressed concerns that she would be retaliated against for reporting what she believed was a discriminatory abuse of the company’s performance management system. Shortly after making her report related to disability discrimination, Erickson Living terminated the director and her subordinate employee as part of a purported company restructuring. It was charged that the alleged restructuring was a mere pretext for a retaliatory motive based on disability discrimination and retaliation.
Such alleged conduct violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for opposing workplace discrimination or because they filed a charge with the EEOC.
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