The case of the $79,000 rubber gloves.

When a dairy worker learned she was allergic to rubber and plastics, she asked to wear different gloves at work. The company said "no," forced her to leave work when she had allergic flare-ups, then fired her for too many absences. The EEOC sued, citing the ADA accommodation failure, and the dairy settled for $79,000. (EEOC v. Agropur)

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