Maxim Healthcare Services Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit


September 22, 2011 ( - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a discrimination lawsuit has been settled with Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. 


The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, alleged that Maxim had failed to provide reasonable accommodations and ultimately discharged Anne Whitledge, Director of Clinical Services, because she had brain cancer.  

Under the decree, Maxim will pay $160,000 to Whitledge’s estate. In addition, Maxim agrees to conduct anti-discrimination training and monitor complaints in the Minneapolis facility, where Whitledge worked, as well as in the five other Maxim facilities that were under some of the same management.