MADERA, CA — A developmentally disabled woman is suing over her dismissal, claiming she was fired from her job because of her limited reading ability, according to The Fresno Bee.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Angelica Cece, a former housekeeper at Children’s Hospital Central California, the article stated.
According to the article, the suit does not name the hospital itself as a defendant, instead naming Texas-based Hospital Housekeeping Systems, which formerly contracted with the hospital to provide housekeeping services.
The contractor is accused of discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the article noted.
The suit alleges that after Cece disclosed her reading disability prior to being hired, she was required to take a reading test consisting of several signs, the article added.
Cece asked permission to take the test home to study the sign, but was denied by her supervisors and fired, the article concluded.
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