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Interstate Distributor Company $5 million EEOC disability discrimination lawsuit settlement

Interstate Distributor Company, a trucking company headquartered in Tacoma, Washington that operates in 48 states and Canada and employs 1,800 people nationwide, has agreed to pay $4.85 million to settle a nationwide EEOC class action disability discrimination lawsuit.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused Interstate Distributor of unlawfully denying reasonable accommodations to hundreds of disabled employees and firing them pursuant to Interstate’s maximum leave policy.

According to the EEOC, if an employee needed more than 12 weeks of leave, Interstate would automatically terminate them rather than try to determine if it would be reasonable to provide additional leave as an accommodation. The EEOC also claimed that Interstate violated federal law by refusing to make exceptions to its “no restrictions” policy.

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Interstate Distributor Company $5 million EEOC disability discrimination lawsuit settlement
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