The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission Settles Lawsuit with Target

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settled a disability employment discrimination lawsuit against Target Corporation. The EEOC’s suit charged that an employee with cerebral palsy, seizure disorder, and intellectual disability worked successfully as a cart attendant with a job coach. Target later failed to ensure the presence of a job coach during work-related and job performance meetings. Following a 2004 medical leave of absence due to a seizure, the employee’s work hours were decreased dramatically, sometimes down to only eight hours per week. Target agreed to designate an ADA coordinator in its corporate human resources department and implement a company-wide policy regarding reasonable accommodations. It also agreed to pay $160,000 to settle the lawsuit. To read the EEOC press release, go to http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/7-5-11a.cfm
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