Los Angeles clothing manufacturer American Apparel has settled litigation stemming from an employment lawsuit. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against American Apparel after it fired an employee who was on medical leave for the treatment of cancer.
American Apparel settled the lawsuit for $60,000. $40,000 of the settlement will be awarded to the discrimination victim, while the rest of the money will be used to sponsor educational seminars about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). American Apparel has since adopted policies that place it in accordance with the rules of the ADA.
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