Employers may not have to worry about an employee being sued for violating company policies when the job was stolen by a contractor with the Disability Law Center, a group that advocates for disabled people’s rights.
The group said that it has received more than 300 complaints about the theft of disability lawyer jobs in Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina since February.
The theft was reported by a South Carolina contractor, K-W-H, which is based in Atlanta.
K-H has been sued by the plaintiffs, who claim they were injured or denied work when they complained to K-D-E, an organization that advocates on behalf of disabled people.
K-W, however, maintains that it did not steal any of the lawyer jobs.
In fact, KW told The Next Word that it was a subcontractor who was responsible for hiring the lawyer to work on a disability-related case.
“We have not received any complaints from plaintiffs who have been injured by the contractor,” said a K-K spokesperson.
The company told The News that it is looking into the allegations and that it “reserves the right to take appropriate action to remedy the situation.”
K-H did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Next Step.
The company also did not respond to requests for comment on the claims.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.