Home Depot Settles Deaf Worker Case With Interpreter Deal

Law360, New York (February 2, 2012, 9:07 PM EST) -- Home Depot USA Inc. wrapped up a disability discrimination class action brought on behalf of deaf workers Thursday with a $925,000 settlement that provides for sign language interpreters at interviews and meetings, counsel for the plaintiffs said.

The deal, under which Home Depot also agreed to fork over $5,000 to each class member, won final approval from U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh, according to Joshua Konecky of Schneider Wallace Cottrell Brayton Konecky LLP, an attorney for the plaintiffs. At this point, 36 class members have...
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