Vallejo-based Pace Solano has settled charges it violated the ADA when it withdrew an employment offer after discovering the applicant’s disability. Pace Solano provides services for Solano County citizens with developmental disabilities.
A pre-employment examination revealed partial paralysis in the applicant’s left arm. Even though she had successfully completed all employment tests and the company’s occupational health provider cleared her to work, the company still refused to hire her.
The woman filed a complaint with the EEOC alleging that Pace Solano violated the ADA. Attempts to resolve the dispute through the commission’s conciliation process failed and the EEOC filed suit.
The organization agreed to a five-year consent decree under which it will pay the applicant $130,000 and train all of its personnel concerning the ADA.
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