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Jury awards historic damages for disability discrimination.

Discussion in 'Human Resources' started by Betty3, May 2, 2013.

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  1. Betty3

    Betty3 Law Topic Starter Super Moderator

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    A Davenport, Ia. jury has awarded $240 million in damages - the largest verdict in the history of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) - in a case involving disability discrimination and severe abuse. Hill County Farms, doing business as Henry's Turkey Service, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by subjecting male employees with intellectual disabilities to physical abuse and verbal harassment. The abuse included referring to the workers as "retarded" and "stupid," as well as hitting, kicking and at least one case of handcuffing.
     
  2. Elle

    Elle New Member

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    Sounds like more of a criminal case than an employment one.
     
  3. Betty3

    Betty3 Law Topic Starter Super Moderator

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    No kidding! :(
     
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    That was my question-it sounds like little, if any, of the judgement will ever actually get paid. Why is no one filing criminal charges?
     
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    Unbelievable. There definitly needs to be some people in jail for this.
     
  6. Betty3

    Betty3 Law Topic Starter Super Moderator

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    It was in our local paper on the day I posted it. That was all the information they had/gave at that time.
     

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