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SEARS LOSES $6.2 mil WORKERS COMPENSATION DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT - 1171 - 02-11-2010

"Chicago, IL (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced court approval of the distribution of a $6,200,000 compensation fund in the landmark Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) litigation between the EEOC and Sears, Roebuck & Co. The distribution is being carried out pursuant to the terms of a consent decree approved by Federal District Judge Wayne Anderson on September 29, 2009. In its lawsuit against Sears, the EEOC had alleged 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 case resulted in the largest ADA settlement in a single lawsuit in EEOC history."

http://www.workerscompensation.com/compnewsnetwork/news/mo_court_approves_eeoc_sears.html


RE: SEARS LOSES $6.2 mil WORKERS COMPENSATION DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT - Tuffy - 02-11-2010

Wow,, Go's to prove ya don't want to mess with the EEOC,,,,,,Even big businesses can be found at fault......


RE: SEARS LOSES $6.2 mil WORKERS COMPENSATION DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT - Lilly - 02-12-2010

Gotcha !

Lilly


RE: SEARS LOSES $6.2 mil WORKERS COMPENSATION DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT - Bummer Knees - 02-12-2010

This is good news!

In the 90's I serve on the County Commission ADA Advisory Council in the county where I live. This county is the largest in Kansas, we covered a lot of miles.

I could share some stories of the attitudes of descrimination that goes on at the local level.

The council did an evaluation of buildings & programs and put together a plan to bring the county into compliance with ADA.

We encountered many employment barriers disabled employees faced and assisted in resolving issues.

Local ADA Advisory Councils are required by law, if you are interested ask your city manager, or county official for their ADA evaluation & compliance plan, as well as a list of members of the ADA Advisory Council.