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Verizon Agrees With EEOC to Pay $20 Million
To Settle Class Disability Discrimination Case

July 6, 2011, 4:00 AM

Verizon Communications will pay $20 million and provide various forms of equitable relief under a July 6 agreement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to settle a class disability discrimination lawsuit challenging the company’s attendance policies (EEOC v. Verizon Del. LLC).

According to EEOC, the agreement marks the largest disability discrimination settlement in a single lawsuit in the agency’s history. The complaint against 24 Verizon subsidiaries, which was filed July 5 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, alleged that the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by maintaining attendance policies that fail to ...