The Department of Justice today filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio to resolve allegations that the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) violated Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and issued a consent decree. announced that it had proposed Title I of the ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for eligible individuals with disabilities, including scheduling of employees, so long as they do not create an undue burden on the employer. I’m here.
The lawsuit alleges that the ODRC discriminated against the corrections officer on the basis of his disability, type I diabetes, by failing to give reasonable accommodation to his known physical limitations.Specifically. In a Justice Department lawsuit, the ADA was charged with refusing the corrections officer’s request, even though the ORDC was able to control blood sugar levels and avoid health hazards by working day shifts. claim to have violated.
Kristen Clarke, Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, said, “When workplace adjustments avoid unnecessary health problems, employees with disabilities need not sacrifice their health.” We remain committed to ensuring that people with disabilities receive the workplace accommodations they need to do their jobs.”
Under the terms of the consent decree, which requires court approval, the ODRC will revise its reasonable accommodation policies and procedures under the ADA and train personnel on the ADA’s Title I requirements. The ODRC will also pay the corrections officer her $50,000 compensatory damages and provide day shifts as a reasonable accommodation.
This case is based on an inquiry from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Cleveland field office, which conducted an initial investigation.
For more information about the Civil Rights Office, visit www.justice.gov/crt. For more information about the Civil Rights Office’s Disability Rights Section, call the office’s toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (TDD 800-514-0383) or visit www.ada.gov. Please give me.