Sears to pay $150,000 to end discrimination suit
From NBC News in Chicago:
Federal District Judge Charles Norgle on Monday signed a $150,000 consent decree for the case in which the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Sears had refused to provide reasonable accommodations to Judith Keane. . . .
Keane was unable to walk significant distances without pain and sought accommodations, such as being able to walk through a stockroom to her department and to be allowed to eat lunch in the stockroom rather than walking to the mall's food court . . .
Sears refused those requests in violation of the ADA, the suit charged. . . .
The suit, originally filed in 1997, was twice dismissed by the district judge and, in both cases, unanimously reversed by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. . . the case was set for trial . . .
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