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Children's hospital sued for discrimination during hiring process


According to a report in The Denver Post, a children's hospital in the city has been sued for alleged discrimination during its hiring process.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the suit on behalf of a woman, who claims the hospital discriminated against a woman who suffers from fibromyalgia when it conducted recent interviews.

The suit alleges that after three interviews, the plaintiff was offered the position of staff assistant, contingent upon the successful completion of a medical exam. However, after the screening, the hospital withdrew its employment offer, the suit claims.

Representatives for the hospital stated the location is "committed to fair hiring practices." One spokesperson relayed the hospital will not make any further statements as it "has not had the opportunity to review the complaint."

The case highlights the importace of companies adhering to legal business practices in all phases. Furthermore, avoiding any action that may be deemed discriminatory is also important, as failure to effectively do either process may result in expensive professional liability lawsuits. Such lawsuits can also ruin a business' reputation. 

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