The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Target Stores Inc., alleging the retailer failed to make reasonable accommodations for a California employee with cerebral palsy.
The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana argues that a Target store in Orange County reduced 29-year-old Jeremy Schott's hours because of his medical conditions.
EEOC attorney Anna Park says Schott struggled to communicate, but was forced to go to meetings involving work issues and job performance without a job coach or parent to help him, even though his job coach and parents had asked to attend.
Park says Minneapolis-based Target was aware of Schott's disabilities and needs when he was hired.
Target did not return a call for comment Monday afternoon.