BALTIMORE – Sinclair Broadcast Group will pay $85,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

A help desk technician who was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder worked for Sinclair Broadcast Group at an office located in Cockeysville, Maryland. After Sinclair Broadcast Group learned of the help desk technician’s mental impairment, the company suspended and fired her, the EEOC said.