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Colonial Williamsburg Sued for Failure to Accommodate Boy with Gluten Allergy

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has been sued for failing to accommodate a boy during a school field trip. The Complaint claims that the boy's rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act were violated, when a restaurant operated by the foundation, excluded the boy from the historical experience because his allegies required that he eat his own food prepared outside of the restaurant. 

Maryland Employer Sued for Failing to Accommodate Employee's Religious Holiday

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently sued the company XPO Last Mile, Inc., in federal court in Maryland, for discriminating against a new hire because he could not start work on a Jewish Holiday.  The company pulled its offer letter for Tzvi McCloud after he said he could not start working on October 3, 2016, which was the Jewish High Holy day of Rosh Hashanah. 

The EEOC may be investigating Google for age discrimination

Companies in the tech industry have been faced accusations of age discrimination for years. Now, according to a recent lawsuit filing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is investigating Google for its hiring practices, including allegations of age discrimination. This lawsuit was filed by Cheryl Fillekes, a 47-year old systems engineer who was turned down for employment by Google. Ms. Fillekes and other older workers who claim discrimination by Google are seeking certification as a class action.

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