In April 2012 a former City of West Wendover employee filed a discrimination claim against the City with the with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The employee alleged the City discriminated against him due to his national origin and disabilities under the Americans with Disability Act. The EEOC investigated for three years and recently advised the City it will not proceed with any further investigation of the employees allegations.
Shareholder Philip Goodhart represented the City in this investigation. Although the EEOC’s investigation was lengthy, he was pleased that justice was eventually served. “Throughout this investigation the City complied with every EEOC request. City made every reasonable attempt to accommodate the employee’s physical restrictions and limitations,” said Mr. Goodhart.