USPS Pays $61M To Settle Disability Case

Law360, New York (June 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In what is being proclaimed as the largest disability discrimination settlement ever, the U.S. Postal Service has agreed to pay $61 million to resolve a complaint brought by a class of postal workers who claimed they were placed in dead-end jobs because of their impairments.

More than 7,500 current and former postal workers will be eligible to receive a piece of the settlement for the USPS' alleged discriminatory practice of placing injured workers in rehabilitation positions with little opportunity for advancement. More than $53 million will...
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