November 17, 2020
Today, the Justice Department entered into a settlement agreement with the Commissioner of the Revenue for Caroline County, Virginia, in his official capacity, to resolve a lawsuit brought under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The lawsuit alleged that a former Commissioner of the Revenue discriminated against an employee with a respiratory impairment by denying her request for reasonable accommodations without an interactive process and then terminating her. Under the agreement, the employee will receive $75,000 in back pay and compensatory damages; the defendant and the county human resources manager will attend a presentation on title I of the ADA; and, if the defendant has enough employees to be a covered entity during the agreement’s term, the defendant will revise reasonable accommodations policies, provide training on the ADA, and file periodic reports with the department on the agreement’s implementation.
For more information on the ADA or this settlement agreement, please visit ADA.gov or call the toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (TTY 800-514-0383).
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