EEOC Files First Disability Accommodation Lawsuit Related to COVID-19

Marc EngelMarc Engel

In a press release issued on September 7, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it had filed a lawsuit against ISS Facilities Services, Inc. (ISS), a Denmark-based workplace experience and facility management company with U.S. headquarters in San Antonio, alleging that it unlawfully denied one of its employees a reasonable request for an accommodation for her disability and then fired her for requesting it.

The lawsuit is the first that the EEOC has filed in connection with a request for an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) related to COVID 19.

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