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EEOC Sues Salvation Army Over Discrimination of Disabled Employee

Ann Arbor Thrift Store Chastised Cashier for Disability-Related Appearance and Then Fired Him Because of His Disability, Federal Agency Charges

DETROIT – Global charitable organization The Salvation Army violated federal law at its Ann Arbor, Michigan thrift store when it fired a cashier because of his mental and physical disa­bilities, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, an employment coordinator from Michigan Ability Partners attended the employee’s initial interview and advised the store manager of the emp­loyee’s disabilities. The employee was hired with the understanding that he would have a job coach present during his 90-day probationary period.

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