Conflicting Statements Sink Ex-Michelin Employee’s ADA Swimsuit

Law360 (Dec. 14, 2020, 5:34 p.m. EST) – Michelin North America Inc. defeated a former employee’s lawsuit under the Disabled Americans Act on Monday when a federal judge from South Carolina said she had filed for employee compensation her lawsuit doomed to fail.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Cain gave the tire maker a summary judgment and threw a suit to ex-employee Joyce Allen, who said she was battling depression and post-traumatic stress disorder due to severe sexual harassment and retaliation in the workplace.

Employees with physical and mental disabilities are entitled to protection under the ADA if their conditions do not prevent them from performing the core tasks of their work. However, when Allen was looking for workers …

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