Wednesday, Target Corp. settled a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The lawsuit was filed in 2009 on behalf of a man who worked as a cart attendant at a Target store in Orange County. According to the lawsuit, the company reduced the man’s hours after he returned from a period of medical leave. The cart attendant took medical leave after suffering a seizure.
In addition to having a seizure disorder, court documents state that the former employee has cerebral palsy and that store officials were aware of his disabilities when they hired him.
Target officials agreed to pay the former employee $160,000 for failing to provide reasonable accommodation for his disabilities.
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