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EEOC Sues Kmart for Disability DiscriminationEEOC Sues Kmart for Disability Discrimination A known leading retail store, Kmart in Baltimore is said to have violated federal law. It was claimed that Kmart refused to hire an individual who had disability, that individual needed reasonable accommodation, so the United States EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decided to file a lawsuit. The Hyattsville store was said to have rejected the individual who applied for a position due to his kidney issue. EECO argument was that after Lorenzo Cook received a position at Kmart, the hiring office had made an appointment for Cook to finish the new hire paperwork and was required to provide a drug screening. Cook then met with the official and he let the official know that he did suffer from kidney failure and he was not able to give a urine sample because he was under dialysis. Cook did not refuse a drug test, he asked if there was a way to go about other drug testing such as blood or hair testing, any drug testing that would not need any urine sample. Management then stated that they needed to discuss this with her other employment officials. Two weeks or so later management let cook know that it is store policy that all new employees must take a standard urine test; they did not even discuss any alternatives. Kmart then denied Cook of the position because he could not take the urinalysis. This action that was taken place towards Cook violates the ADA, the American Disabilities Act, in this it requires businesses to show a reason that is accommodation, and this should be shown during the hiring process, unless for any reason it can show that it will be undue hardship. This act disallows those employers from denying the right to hire individuals due to their disability. The EEOC decided to file a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District…...

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