EEOC Seeks Punitive and Double Damages Against Tennessee Bank for Age, ADA Discrimination
According to the EEOC’s suit, Regions Bank fired the manager of a Memphis branch after she requested a reasonable accommodation for her disability, hyperthyroidism, which caused her debilitating fatigue and heightened anxiety. The EEOC said the branch manager had worked for Regions Bank’s predecessor for more than 30 years and had worked for Regions Bank since 2005. The EEOC further alleges that Regions refused her request for reasonable accommodation and failed to engage in the interactive process to accommodate the manager which is required under federal law. Further, the EEOC said, Regions treated younger managers more favorably than the branch manager. The EEOC is seeking lost back pay and liquidated damages for the manager, as well as compensatory and punitive damages.