Postal Service's $4.5M Deaf Worker Deal Gets Final Nod
By Alex Lawson
Law360, New York (July 31, 2013, 6:42 PM ET) -- A Washington federal judge on Wednesday gave final approval to a settlement agreement requiring the U.S. Postal Service to fork over $4.5 million to end a decadelong class action alleging that the agency did not provide reasonable accommodations to its deaf and hearing-impaired employees.
The deal was approved by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon and guarantees at least a $10,000 reward to each of the 11 class representatives and also requires USPS to implement new technology and management structures to better accommodate its deaf and...