Supervisors playing doctor — unless they’re doctors — is a bad idea

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued two press releases: one announcing a disability discrimination lawsuit and another about a recent settlement of age and disability discrimination claims. Both involve supervisors who allegedly thought they knew more than medical professionals.

They were wrong.

In the pending lawsuit, the EEOC alleges the employer hired a package delivery driver who divulged having a disability that can cause pain and inflammation throughout the body. After the new hire completed multiple training shifts, the company assigned the employee to a truck that caused the employee to have severe pain in the legs

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