Gay couple turns to EEOC
Brookdale Senior Living is revisiting its benefits policies for same-sex couples after an employee filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in January. The worker alleged that Brookdale denied health benefits to her wife after the couple got married in Connecticut.
The assisted living and long-term care provider is revising its policies in response, according to media reports.
The potential suit could break ground in an area where little case law exists, an EEOC attorney told The Associated Press.