VerdictSearch Case of Note for Week of October 17, 2011: Employment Discrimination – ADA
Target, ex-employee settle discrimination suit for $160K*
US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Target Corp. U.S. District Court, Northern District
A former Target employee recovered a $160,000 settlement of a lawsuit that alleged that he was subjected to workplace discrimination. In 2004, the suit’s plaintiff, Jeremy Schott, took medical leave from a Target retail store because of a seizure. He claimed that, upon his return, his hours were reduced from 17 to 8 a week. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Target on Schott’s behalf, alleging a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Target’s counsel contended that Schott’s work hours were decreased because of poor performance and a lack of motivation.
The parties reached a $160,000 settlement. The parties also entered into a three-year consent decree, which required Target to designate an ADA coordinator in its corporate level human resources department and implement a company-wide policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodations
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