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SOURCE Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission today ordered CL&J Incorporated, owner of Popeye's Famous Fried Chicken & Biscuits, located in Harrisburg, to pay Joseph C. Keegan of Harrisburg $19,800, plus interest, for discriminating against him because of his disabilities.
Keegan filed a complaint on June 27, 2012, alleging that Popeye's fired him because of his disabilities, which were unrelated to his job as a prep cook.
CL&J failed to file a legal answer to the complaint, and then failed to respond to a legal order to do so. The commission then held the company liable for unlawful discrimination.
The commission held a public hearing to determine damages, and ordered the company to:
"Workers with disabilities bring talent, enthusiasm and loyalty to their employers," Commission Chairman Gerry Robinson said. "Denying a person with disabilities the opportunity to work is not only bad for business, it's against the law."
The company has 30 days to report to the commission on how it will comply with the order.
Learn more about illegal discrimination and equal employment opportunity in Pennsylvania at www.phrc.state.pa.us.
Media contact: Shannon Powers, 717-783-8266
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