Judge Revives EEOC's Disability Class Claims Against UPS

Law360, New York (January 11, 2013, 7:05 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge reversed his own decision Friday and revived the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s class action claims that United Parcel Service Inc. violated federal discrimination laws by not accommodating disabled employees.

After voluntarily reconsidering his own September 2011 decision that the case was ill-suited for class-wide allegations, U.S. District Judge Robert M. Dow Jr. said he had prematurely killed the agency's class claims.

“Upon revisiting EEOC’s first amended complaint, and drawing all reasonable inferences in the EEOC’s favor, the court concludes that the...
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