Federal Agency Wins $240 Million Verdict for Disability Discrimination | NJ Disability Discrimination

New Jersey Employment LawyersThe federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently won a $240 million award for disability discrimination against 32 employees with cognitive handicaps. An Iowa jury found that Hill Country Farms violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through verbal abuse and physical harassment, housing them in a dilapidated building, dismissing their injury complaints and forcing them to carry heavy weights as punishment. They were paid $65 a month (46 cents an hour) — for working at least 35 hours a week gutting turkeys.

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