Sunday, September 21, 2008

Ford must pay $75K in disability case

Ford Motor Credit Co. must pay a disabled Tennessee employee $75,000 for disclosing private medical information about the worker, a federal judge has ruled.

The unnamed Nashville employee sued the company under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, saying a supervisor revealed private medical information that resulted in workplace chatter about the worker, The Nashville Tennessean reported Saturday.

According to the lawsuit, the Ford supervisor disclosed the information to co-workers, and the employee learned in April 2005 that news about his health had been spread around the company, the newspaper said.

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