ADA Legal News

Settlement Agreement: DOJ and Philadelphia Police Department

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) entered this settlement agreement, which aims to improve communications between the PPD and individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Mueller Industries Settles EEOC Class Disability Discrimination Lawsuit for $1 Million

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the settlement of a disability discrimination lawsuit against global metal goods manufacturer Mueller Industries, Inc., which operates several locations across the country. The EEOC alleged the company maintained inflexible leave and attendance policies and failed to consider reasonable accommodations for workers with disabilities.

The company, in addition to providing $1 million in monetary relief, will implement a number of changes in policies and procedures.

Court Grants Judgment and Injunction in Favor of EEOC In ADA Lawsuit Against UPS Freight

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a federal court ruling in a lawsuit the agency filed against UPS Freight. The judge ruled that the company violated the ADA by having a policy, contained in its union contract with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, of paying drivers temporarily reassigned to non-driving work for medical reasons 10% less than drivers who were reassigned for non-medical reasons. The court issued an injunction permanently preventing the company and the union from “negotiating and ratifying terms of the next collective bargaining agreement which would discriminate on the basis of disability.”

Grant R. Doty, an EEOC senior trial attorney, said "this will have an immediate impact on thousands of UPS Freight's drivers nationwide who are subject to the policy and union contract."

“Greyhound Website and Mobile App to Become More Accessible to Blind Users”

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) reached a comprehensive agreement with Greyhound that will result in improved access to the company’s website and mobile apps for individuals who are blind and use screen reading software.

Additionally, Greyhound will take steps to ensure that customers who have difficulties using the current technologies will not be charged extra fees for using alternatives (e.g., booking by telephone).