United Parcel Service (UPS) has agreed to settle a nationwide lawsuit filed in 2009 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The settlement agreement will pay $2 million to approximately 70 current and former UPS employees who were alleged victims of disability discrimination. Read the EEOC Press Release issued August 8, 2017.

The saga began in 2009 when EEOC charged that the world’s largest package delivery company had a 12-month leave policy and terminated workers who needed additional time off without engaging in an interactive process or allowing for a leave extension as a reasonable accommodation. The EEOC investigated an allegation made by an administrative