5th Circuit: Independent Contractors May Sue For Bias Under Rehabilitation Act
(February 11, 2016, 10:38 AM EST) -- NEW ORLEANS — Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act allows employment discrimination suits to be brought by independent contractors, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Feb. 1, vacating a trial court’s decision in part (Rochelle Flynn v. Distinctive Home Care, Incorporated, doing business as Distinctive Healthcare Staffing Incorporated, No. 15-50314, 5th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 1696).
(Opinion available. Document #73-160212-034Z.)
Dr. Rochelle Flynn is a contract pediatrician. Spectrum Healthcare Resources Inc. contracted with the U.S. Air Force to provide medical services at the...