$3.3M SETTLEMENT TO RESOLVE A DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT

On May 19, 2020, the EEOC announced that FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. agreed to pay $3.3 million to resolve a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC.

The EEOC brought a lawsuit against FedEx on behalf of deaf and hard-of-hearing package handlers claiming disability discrimination and failure to reasonably accommodate their disabilities.

As part of the resolution, the EEOC negotiated a two-year consent decree requiring, among other things, FedEx Ground to provide deaf and hard-of-hearing package handlers with access to live and video remote American Sign Language interpreting, captioned videos, and scanning equipment with non-audible cues such as vibration.


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