She asked to bring oxygen to work -- they fired her instead
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - A woman who was fired after asking to bring an oxygen tank to work to help her breathe will get $25,000 in a federal settlement.
Delaware-based TriMark Foodcraft also agreed to train its staff on what qualifies as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Jean S. Perry worked as an accounting clerk for the kitchen equipment maker in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
She was fired after trying to return to work following a hospital stay for breathing problems related to a disability.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s settlement also requires TriMark to clearly inform employees about their rights.
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