This case involves discrimination based on disability. The complaint, filed by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) against JPMorgan Chase and individual co-defendants alleges discrimination on the basis of disability, failure to accommodate disability, failure to engage in the interactive process, violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and termination in violation of public policy.
According to the complaint, the HIV positive plaintiff had been a Chase employee since June 2010. In July 2012, after a physician recommended an adjustment in work schedule, the plaintiff requested an accommodation from Chase. Chase allegedly denied the doctor-ordered schedule modifications.
The plaintiff filed a discrimination charge with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, both of which issued notices of right-to-sue based on this claim.