The EEOC alleged in a lawsuit filed last week that an Oklahoma oil and gas drilling company violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it declined to hire applicants based on their age or reported history of filing workers’ compensation claims. The suit also seeks relief for an applicant whom the EEOC says was forced to undergo an unlawful post-job-offer medical exam and then had his offer retracted. In addition to these claims, EEOC asserts that the company also violated the ADA by conducting background searches for information about applicants’ prior workers’ compensation claims. The Louisiana Office of Workers’ Compensation has attempted to address these types of ADA violations through a series of new record request forms that were discussed at the last Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council meeting.
Read more about the case via EEOC here.