A Bloomington, Ind., fast-food sandwich shop will settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit for $28,700, authorities say.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in its suit that Ranrae Inc., doing business as Subway violated federal law by rejecting a hard-of-hearing applicant because of his hearing and resultant speech impairments.
Such alleged conduct violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The EEOC filed suit (Case No. 1:20-CV-2450-JRS-DML) in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its administrative conciliation process.
In addition to the monetary settlement, the two-year consent decree settling the suit requires Subway to comply with prohibitions against further discrimination, train its supervisors and managers, post a notice, and report to the EEOC.
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