June 29, 2016
Claims Corner: Employment Practices Liability
A secretary in a property broker’s office requested her hours be adjusted so she would be able to take care of her sick father during morning hours. Her supervisor denied the request, telling her the office needed her during core working hours, and if she wasn’t happy with her schedule, she could find another position elsewhere. The secretary quit and sued the property broker under the Americans with Disabilities Act, alleging failure to accommodate and discrimination on the basis of being associated with a disabled person.
- Claim Amount: $250,000
- Settlement: $100,000
- Legal Fees: $15,470
- Insured’s Deductible: $10,000