Banner Health to pay $255K in discrimination settlement

Banner Health will pay more than a quarter of a million dollars to settle claims that the Phoenix-based health system discriminated against an employee with an intellectual disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said this week. The discrimination lawsuit claims that Banner Health fired and failed to accommodate Lee Fladmo, a kitchen worker and dietary aide, allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition to the $255,000 settlement Banner Health must pay to the Lee Fladmo Special Needs Trust, the nonprofit health system must develop anti-discrimination policies and training. EEOC Statement