Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Baltimore County Agrees to $475K Employment Settlement with DOJ

See this article, which begins:
Baltimore County agreed on Tuesday to a $475,000 settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice to settle an investigation over the county’s employment practices under the Americans with Disabilities Act. 
During the last several years, county officials said 13 people either filed or threatened to file charges with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging the county violated terms of the act during routine medical examination procedures for its employees. 
The settlement resolves 10 of the 13 cases. The three remaining complainants “made settlement demands that the county believed were unreasonable based upon the facts of those cases,” said Mike Field, an attorney for the county. If any of the three file suit, the county plans to “vigorously defend” itself, he added.
The settlement, in the form of a consent decree, also provides for substantial injunctive relief.  DOJ's press release is here.



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