ACME MARKETS PAY $60,000 TO RESOLVE A DISABILITY CLAIM

ACME RESOLVES DISABILITY CLAIM

EEOC SETTLEMENT OF DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION CLAIM

Malvern, Pennsylvania based ACME Markets, Inc., a supermarket chain that operates 164 stores in Pennsylvania and five other states, will pay $60,000 and provide significant equitable relief to settle a disability discrimination charge filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Following an investigation, the EEOC found reasonable cause to believe that ACME Markets failed to provide a reasonable accommodation for the disability of a former employee at its Denver, Pa., facility.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employment dis­crimination based on disability. It also requires employers to provide a reasonable accommodation to an employee or job applicant with a disability, unless doing so would cause an undue hardship for the employer.

ACME Markets will pay monetary relief to the employee and revise its reasonable accom­modation policies. The supermarket chain will hire qualified external trainers to conduct anti-discrim­ination training and post a notice regarding the settlement. ACME Markets will report to the EEOC on how it handles any future complaints of disability discrimination or denial of a reasonable accommo­dation, as well as its compliance with the voluntary settlement.

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