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RCC Partners in Arizona to Pay $30,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

May 11, 2022

RCC Partners, LLC, doing business as sandwich shop Subway 701 in Buckeye, Arizona, will pay $30,000 and take other steps to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, Subway 701 hired a young man in 2019 after his mother explained to the restaurant that he needed accommodations because of his autism and ADHD. The EEOC said that Subway 701 knew from that conversation that the applicant would need specific in­structions for tasks, redirection, and someone to follow up to make sure he understood the task. But, the EEOC said, Subway did not provide those accommodations when the new hire started work. Instead, Subway 701 fired him after only four shifts because of his disability and/or his need for accommodation.
In addition to the $30,000 in damages, RCC Partners must change its equal employment opportunity policy; provide training on disability discrimination; provide reports to the EEOC; and post an anti-discrimination notice.
For more information, see the EEOC Press Release