JPMorgan Settles Disability Claims

Law360, New York (November 22, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought against it by a former employee with a speech impediment.

The suit, which was filed Tuesday by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of William C. Judson, came with a consent decree that resolved the charges. In the complaint, the EEOC alleged that JPMorgan Chase Bank’s predecessor, Chase Manhattan Bank, paid Judson disparate wages, failed to promote him and eventually fired him because of the way he talked....
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