Flurry of disability discrimination claims warrants attention

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that a Hawaii employer agreed to pay $90,000 to settle a disability discrimination charge. That was just one of 19 settlements and lawsuits involving disability discrimination claims publicized by the EEOC since August 1, 2018. The flurry of EEOC activity and the high volume of disability discrimination claims being filed with the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission (HCRC) underscore the importance of including disability discrimination as an area of focus for employers' compliance efforts.

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