In a recent decision the EEOC reversed a Final Agency Decision (FAD) and held that the Department of Defense discriminated against a federal civilian employee based on disability. The employee had multiple sclerosis and was required to take daily medication. The DOD refused to allow the employee to take a polygraph test that was required for his job. The DOD claimed that the medication would interfere with the polygraph exam. However, the employee’s doctor provided a letter disputing that his medication would interfere with the exam.
The employee’s manager had also made comments about the federal employee’s condition that indicated he believed he would be a risk. However, the manager had no medical evidence that supported this.
If you have a medical condition and believe you are being subjected to disability discrimination, make sure you have medical records that document your condition and the limitations related to your job. We help federal employees fight disability discrimination nationwide. Call us for a consultation at 404-994-6218.