Disability Care Provider Charged with Bias
A nonprofit California disability care provider is being sued for rejecting a job applicant because she's disabled.
The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Sacramento saying Vallejo's Pace Solano violated the same disabled-rights laws that it promotes with its services.
Pace Solano provides day care and other services for 387 developmentally challenged adults in Solano County.
The San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/Mp0C8l) says Katrina Holly was offered a teaching job after a 2009 interview. She passed a physical exam and told the examiner that her left hand was partially paralyzed.
The commission says Pace Solano withdrew the job offer, saying her injury makes her a liability.
A Pace Solano lawyer disputes allegations in the suit, saying Holly was rejected for safety reasons.