Disability discrimination is strictly prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Those who were found guilty of discrimination will face punishments handed out by the law.
Target Corp. chose to settle a disability discrimination case, rather than face the legal consequences it may bring once the process of litigation is over. It agreed to pay about $160,000 in order to avoid being held liable for such unlawful act.
The case, which was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2009, alleged that the company failed to reasonably accommodate a cart attend at a store in Orange County who is suffering from cerebral palsy.
Jeremy Schott need to take a leave of absence last 2004 because of his illness. His work hours were allegedly reduced afterwards.
In addition, he used to function well because of task reminders and a job coach. However, later on, the company allegedly failed to make sure that Schott will continue to receive help when at work.
For more information about disability discrimination, feel free to contact a Los Angeles employment lawyer.