The most recent settlement, while eye-popping, is not the first foray by the EEOC into this specific area of ADA enforcement:
- August 2001: The EEOC settles a reasonable accommodation suit against Blood Systems, Inc./United Blood Services for $650,000. The Commission claimed that the employer's medical leave policies "illegally required termination of a class of employees with disabilities after 120 days without consideration of whether an extension would be a reasonable accommodation in accordance with the ADA."
- September 2010: Texas concrete manufacturer Ingram Readymix is sued by the EEOC for allegedly denying periodic leave to an employee for medical treatment.
- October 2010: California company American Apparel is sued by the Commission for terminating an employee who needed additional leave for chemotherapy after he had taken approved leave for the initial treatment.