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Government sues Towson home care franchise alleging ADA violation

Government sues Towson home care franchise alleging ADA violation

A federal agency is suing a Towson home-care franchise, saying it violated a woman’s civil rights when it terminated a job offer after her tuberculosis test came back positive.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s lawsuit alleges Towson-based Home Instead Senior Care violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it rescinded the job applicant’s offer in March.

“The effect … has been to deprive [the job applicant], who was at all times qualified, of equal employment opportunities,” the agency wrote in the lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit, Home Instead Senior Care offered the woman a job as a home caregiver, contingent on the results of a...

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