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Verizon To Pay $20 Million To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

Verizon has agreed to pay 20 million to settle a discrimination lawsuit charging the company with failing to accommodate hundreds of workers whose absences were caused by their disabilities.  The lawsuit was brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC's lawsuit alleged that Verizon was punishing and firing workers who built up absences under a "no fault" attendance policy rather than making exceptions for those workers with disabilities.  Absences related to an employee's disability cannot be held against the employee as the absences are considered a reasonable accommodation under the law.  Currently, the law firm of Sabatini and Associates, LLC has multiple disability discrimination cases pending in court where the employer illegally terminated a disabled employee as a result of an accrual of absences under a "no fault" attendance policy where the absences were caused by the employee's disability.
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