Sears To Pay $6.2M To Resolve ADA Action

Law360, New York (September 29, 2009, 5:04 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reached a $6.2 million settlement with Sears Roebuck & Co., ending a class action accusing the department store giant of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act through its workers’ compensation policies.

Under a consent decree approved Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Sears will pay the largest ADA settlement in a single lawsuit in EEOC history.

The EEOC’s suit, filed in 2004, accused Sears of maintaining an inflexible workers’ compensation leave exhaustion policy...
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