Kraft Settles ADA Charge Over Multiple Sclerosis

Law360, New York (October 19, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Kraft Foods Global Inc. has settled a discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which sued the multinational company for allegedly forcing an employee with multiple sclerosis to resign.

The settlement was approved Oct. 17 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho, where the EEOC’s San Francisco District Office filed the lawsuit in February, alleging violations the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Kraft agreed to pay $50,000 to the former employee, Cathy Rutledge, and to reaffirm its commitment to the ADA...
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