Isle of Palms south carolina settles with feds over Disabilities Act probe

Thursday, February 5, 2015
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Isle of Palms and three other cities nationwide have reached settlements with the U.S. Justice Department following investigations that found city hiring practices violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The department said Tuesday it found online employment applications in the cities asked questions about disabilities. Under the act, employers may not ask whether someone has a disability before making a conditional job offer.

The cities agreed to make sure their hiring practices don’t violate the act. That includes not requiring a medical exam or asking before hiring if an individual has a disability. The exception is if a medical exam is needed to determine if an employee can physically do a job.

The Justice Department also settled with DeKalb, Illinois, Vero Beach, Florida and Fallon, Nevada.

Author: disabledaccessdenied

I am a disabled woman who through no fault of my own has wheels under my ass. I rely on the decency and common sense of local, state and federal goverments, as well as the retail community to abide by the disabled access laws and provide adequate ramps, disabled toilets, and not use them as store rooms or broom closets. This blog exists to find the offenders and out them, inform them, and report them if necessary and shame them into doing the right thing when all else fails.

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