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EEOC sues Wis. comp. for disability discrimination

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A federal employment agency is accusing a Waunakee-based company of firing an employee because of her disabilities.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Wednesday against Meffert Oil Co. Inc.

The EEOC says Meffert owns two BP One Stop stores, including one where the civil-rights violation allegedly occurred.

The agency says Meffert apparently fired the woman for leaving work to seek medical attention for a lung disease and panic attacks.

The EEOC says the lawsuit seeks lost wages for the woman along with compensatory and punitive damages.

A company spokesman did not immediately return a message Wednesday seeking comment.

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