EEOC Sues Mannatech

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued Mannatech Inc., alleging in recently filed court documents that the local multilevel marketing firm violated federal law by firing an employee who had a disability.

The suit, filed last week in federal district court in Dallas, alleges that Mannatech engaged in "unlawful employment practices" by firing the worker, Jill Roberts, from her job in a call center because Roberts is "disabled, regarded as disabled or because she has a record of a disability."

According to the EEOC's complaint, Roberts also asked for a "reasonable accommodation to use the restroom on an as-needed basis." That request was denied, the EEOC's court records allege.


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