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Must Gift Cards Be Available in Braille to Comply with ADA?

In this season of giving, nothing says I-waited-until-the-last-minute-and-didn’t-have-time-to-think-seriously-about-what-to-get like a gift card. In both their solid and virtual forms, the cards have become a ubiquitous sign of the holiday season. But does the law require that they be available in …

Family Dollar Stores of Michigan to Resolve Disability Discrimination Suit for $25K

Family Dollar Stores of Michigan LLC will pay $25,000 and provide other relief to settle a federal disability-discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC’s lawsuit alleges that Family Dollar violated the Americans with Disabilities …

Walmart Balks at $5.2 Million Damages Claim for Disability Bias Against Employee

A jury last week found that Walmart violated federal law for failing to accommodate the disabilities of a longtime employee and awarded $5.2 million in damages. After a 3½-day trial, the jury sided with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) …

Louisiana Company to Pay $25K to Settle Federal Disability Lawsuit

Federal regulators say a Louisiana company that operates a fleet of off-shore work boats in the Gulf of Mexico discriminated against and fired employee due to perceived disability. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a disability lawsuit against …

Federal Judge in Kansas Rules UPS’ Policy of Paying Disabled Drivers Less Is Unlawful

A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for District of Kansas ruled on July 27 that UPS Freight violated federal law by having a policy, contained in its current union contract with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, of paying …

Hawaii Jury Sides with Couple in Disability Discrimination Suit

A jury in Hawaii has sided with a Maui couple in a $1.9 million disability discrimination lawsuit against their condo association which fined them thousands of dollars for uncarpeted floors and attempted to sell their unit in foreclosure. Lawyer Eric …

McDonald’s to Pay $56.5K to Settle Federal Discrimination Case in Missouri

McDonald’s will pay a $56,500 settlement after a southeast Missouri restaurant manager refused to interview a deaf job applicant. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the settlement with McDonald’s Corp. and McDonald’s Restaurants. A message seeking comment from the …

Former Paralegal in Oregon County Files Age, Discrimination Suit

A former paralegal has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Crook County in central Oregon alleging that she was fired because of her age and disability. The Bulletin reported that 65-year-old Debra Foltz filed the federal lawsuit last week. According to …

Washington-based Spirit Aerosystems Hit with Worker Discrimination Suit

Employees laid off by Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. in 2013 filed a lawsuit on Monday accusing the aircraft parts supplier of singling them out by age and disability. Twenty-four plaintiffs were named and another 150 may join the case, attorney …

Judge: Iowa Must Pay Nearly $1M in DNR Worker’s Disability Suit

The state must pay nearly $1 million after losing a discrimination lawsuit filed by a longtime Iowa Department of Natural Resources employee who said he was fired because he sought disability accommodations for a job injury, according to court documents …