Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Bates v. UPS (Disability Discrimination)
Current and former deaf employees of United Parcel Service filed a class-action lawsuit alleging the company excluded them from numerous job categories and otherwise did not fairly accommodate them in the workplace. In 2003, UPS settled claims related to accommodations and promotions by agreeing to pay $5.8 million in damages. The rest of the claims were settled in 2009 with UPS agreeing to implement a new employee hearing standard and pay $5.25 million in attorneys’ fees and costs.
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