UPS Settles EEOC Disability Bias Suit Over Deaf Worker

Law360, New York (December 16, 2011, 4:15 PM EST) -- UPS Supply Chain Solutions has agreed to cough up $95,000 to settle the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's disability discrimination suit claiming the package delivery company didn't make proper accommodation for a deaf employee, the EEOC announced Wednesday.

The EEOC brought the suit in September 2006, arguing that UPS failed to reasonably accommodate UPS employee Mauricio Centeno, who has been deaf since birth, in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

The agency said that Centeno, who worked as a junior clerk in the accounting department...
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