Blood Bank of Hawaii to Pay $175,000 to Settle EEOC Discrimination Lawsuit
Blood Collection Company Fired Employees with Disabilities for Needing Additional Time Off, Federal Agency Charges
HONOLULU, HI (STL.News) – Blood Bank of Hawaii, a non-profit blood collection company, will pay $175,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.
According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, Blood Bank of Hawaii did not provide employees with disabilities leave beyond the required 12-weeks of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and required employees to return to work without limitation at the end of their medical leave.