Sears Settles $6.2M Discrimination Suit

Sears Roebuck & Co. will pay a $6.2 million settlement in a federal lawsuit that claimed thecompany violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by firing disabled employees instead of accommodating them on the job.

The settlement, which was approved Tuesday by a federal judge, is the largest ever obtained by theUnited States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a single suit. Sears does not admit any guilt as part of the settlement.

John Hendrickson, a regional attorney for the EEOC, said the settlement will “provide relief to alot of people… People are going to get some monetary compensation for the discrimination they suffered.”

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