ADA Legal News

“U.S. Attorney’s Office Reaches Agreement with Nationwide Daycare Provider to Ensure Equal Rights for Children with Disabilities”

The United States has entered into an agreement with a national daycare provider to resolve an ADA lawsuit filed by the government. The government alleged that Spring Education Inc. (SEI), formerly known as Nobel Learning Communities Inc., discriminated against a 3-year-old girl and her parents in violation of the ADA by refusing to make reasonable modifications to its toileting policy and then expelling the child on the basis of her disability.

“Walmart to Pay $80,000 and Implement Nationwide Change in Policy to Settle EEOC Disability Lawsuit”

Walmart, Inc. will pay $80,000 and implement nationwide changes to its disability reassignment policy to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC.) According to the EEOC's lawsuit, Walmart violated federal law by failing to reassign a long- term employee to other available vacant positions in other store locations after she became disabled.  As part of the settlement, Walmart will change its policy so associates with a disability that are eligible for job reassignment under the ADA as a reasonable accommodation can request that Walmart search at up to five stores beyond an associate's then-current store location ("home store") or in the home store's entire market. The revised procedures will be applied to all hourly field associates working in Walmart retail stores in the United States.