ERIE — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Adecco USA Inc., an employment agency, claiming it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The EEOC filed a complaint on Aug. 28, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Erie Division, against Adecco USA alleging that the employment agency violated Title I of the ADA.
The plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 1, 2017, plaintiff found reasonable cause to believe that the defendant had violated the ADA and provided it the opportunity to remedy its unlawful employment practices.
The EEOC alleges that Adecco engaged in "unlawful employment practices on the basis of disability and to provide appropriate relief to Charging Party Terry Young, who was adversely affected by such practices," according to the lawsuit.
Young has an intellectual disability and was subjected to discrimination during the defendant's testing processes, the lawsuit says.
The plaintiff holds Adecco USA responsible, because the defendant allegedly failed to join with the commission in an "informal method of conciliation to eliminate the unlawful employment practices and provide appropriate relief," according to court documents.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks permanent injunction enjoining defendant from discriminating in the procurement of employment on the basis of disability, to provide equal employment opportunities and to provide appropriate relief and award for the commission's costs of this action.
It is represented by James L. Lee, Gwendolyn Young Reams, Debra Lawrence, Randolph L. Phillips and Gregory A. Murray.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Erie Division Case number 1:18-cv-00250-AJS