Prominent Pacific Northwest auto dealer Titus-Will has agreed to pay $125,000 and adopt anti-discrimination policies and training to resolve a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.
According to the EEOC’s lawsuit filed last year, Titus-Will sales consultant Lucas Perry told management he needed to take a day off work to have an MRI examination. When asked about the results of his examination when he returned, he told his managers that he had a brain tumor. Titus-Will fired him immediately, according to the agency.
Such alleged conduct violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits employers from discriminating based on disability or perceived disability. The EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington at Tacoma (EEOC v. Titus-Will Ford Sales, Inc. and Titus-Will Import Sales, Inc., Case No. 3:18-cv-05772-BHS) after an investigation by the EEOC and after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process.
The three-year consent decree settling the lawsuit provides Perry with $125,000 in damages for emotional distress, back pay and calls for the implementation of anti-discrimination policies and training.
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