EEOC Settles Disability Discrimination Case Against UPS

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    EEOC Settles Disability Discrimination Case Against UPS - Law.com

    After more than five years of litigation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has settled a disability discrimination case against a unit of United Parcel Service for $95,000.

    The case on behalf of Mauricio Centeno, who has been deaf since birth, yielded an important appellate win for the EEOC when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in 2010 suggested that employers must reasonably accommodate employees with disabilities even if it’s for benefits and privileges (such as staff meetings) that are not essential to the job.