EEOC Sues Interconnect Cable Technology Corporation for Disability Discrimination
The EEOC has filed a lawsuit against Interconnect Cable Technology Corporation (ICTC) for disability discrimination. The EEOC alleges that ICTC, an electronics manufacturer in Brooksville, FL, violated federal law by demoting and later discharging an employee after she was hospitalized for a mental illness. The employee had worked for ICTC for more than 20 years and had been promoted repeatedly in that time. In June 2019, she was hospitalized and diagnosed with major depressive disorder. When she returned to work, she was immediately demoted and her pay was cut. A few months later, she was terminated.
Disability discrimination violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In its suit, the EEOC seeks back pay and compensatory and punitive damages for the employee. It also seeks injunctive relief to prevent and correct disability discrimination and training of ICTC’s managers and supervisors about federal equal employment opportunity laws. If you or someone you know believe that you have been discriminated against because of a disability, please call KC Hopkinson or James Thompson at Thompson Legal Center. You can reach us at 813-769-3900, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Jim has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and KC has been recognized as a Rising Star in employment law. We are here to help guide you on your path to justice! Call us today for your free confidential consultation!