ADA Violation

What was the Focus of the Americans with Disability Act

According to U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division: Barriers to employment, transportation, public accommodations, public services, and telecommunications have imposed staggering economic and social costs on American society and have undermined our well-intentioned efforts to educate, rehabilitate, and employ individuals with disabilities. By breaking down these barriers, the...

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Iowa Senate Employee Files Sexual Harassment Suit

A former Iowa Republican Senate Caucus employee has filed a lawsuit alleging that she was fired from her job after complaining about sexual harassment. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff, who was communications director for the Iowa Senate Republican Caucus, was dismissed from her position in May 2013 after she had witnessed sexual innuendo and inappropriate behavior by her male colleagues....

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Persons with disabilities – Facility Based and workshops

U.S. v. Rhode Island – 1:14-cv-00175 – (D.R.I. 2014) On April 8, 2014, the United States entered into the nation’s first statewide settlement agreement vindicating the civil rights of individuals with disabilities who are unnecessarily segregated in sheltered workshops and facility-based day programs.  The settlement agreement with the State of Rhode Island resolves the Civil Rights Division’s...

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United Airlines Overtime Policy ADA Settlement

EEOC v. United Airlines (settlement agreement entered 2009) United Airlines agreed to settle a federal lawsuit brought by the Commission alleging that the Chicago-based company’s overtime policy violated the ADA. The suit arose from a charge filed by Samuel Chetcuti, a storekeeper working for United at the San Francisco International Airport. The Commission’s suit asserted that United’s policy...

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Sears inflexible workers’ compensation leave exhaustion policy

EEOC v. Sears, Roebuck & Co. (consent decree entered 2009) The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought this landmark disability discrimination lawsuit alleging that Sears maintained an inflexible workers’ compensation leave exhaustion policy and terminated employees instead of providing them with reasonable accommodations for their disabilities, in violation of the ADA.  The...

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