CSP Daily News
Issue Date: CSP Daily News, May 27, 2011
Waunakee, Wis., store allegedly fired employee for seeking medical attention
MILWAUKEE -- A BP One Stop store in Waunakee, Wis., owned and operated by Meffert Oil Co. Inc., violated federal civil rights laws by firing an employee because of her disabilities, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed Thursday in federal district court in Madison, Wis. Among other businesses, Waunakee-based Meffert owns and operates two BP One Stop stores in Waunakee.Rosemary Fox, director of EEOC's Milwaukee Area Office, noted that the agency's administrative investigation, which preceded the lawsuit, revealed that Meffert appeared to have fired the woman for leaving her workplace to seek medical attention for her conditions, interstitial familial pulmonary fibrosis and panic attacks.
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