Verizon settles Discrimination Suit for $20 Million

The Baltimore Sun reported that Verizon Wireless Communications has agreed to pay $20 Million to settle a discrimination lawsuit that claimed the company did not accommodate hundreds of workers whose absences were caused by their disabilities.

The claim was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and settled last month in a Baltimore U.S. District Court.

The  Equal Employment Commission said the dollar amount was the largest of any single EEOC lawsuit.

The formal complaint stated that Verizon disciplined or fired workers who built up “absences under a no fault attendance policy rather than making exceptions for those with disabilities.”

For more information on this case, visit the Baltimore Sun’s website.

By: South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyer Pete Strom

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