TITLE I – DOJ SETTLES WITH CITY
This matter was initiated by the charge filed by Plaintiff (Charge Number 487-2010-00810) with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). The EEOC investigated the charge and found reasonable cause to believe that the allegations of discrimination on the basis of disability were true. After the EEOC’s attempts at conciliation failed, the EEOC referred the charge to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).
The DOJ announced 9/25 that it has reached a settlement with the City of North Las Vegas, Nevada, to resolve allegations that the City violated the ADA by failing to accommodate, and constructively discharging, a Parks Department Maintenance Crew Leader with monocular vision. The Department alleged that the City unjustifiably revoked the employee’s long standing reasonable accommodation, which exempted him from obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License. The consent decree requires the City to pay the employee compensatory damages, provide training on Title I of the ADA, and file periodic reports with the Department.