Verizon Settles A Disability Discrimination Employment Suit For US$20 Million

The US EEOC announced that telecommunications company Verizon settled a disability discrimination lawsuit. The suit alleged that Verizon unlawfully denied reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilites Act (ADA) for hundreds of its employees. They settled for US$20,000,000. That seems like a great win. Yet there’s a part of me that is really worried about the impact on the hiring of people with disabilities in other companies.

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