The Department of Justice today announced that it reached an agreement with the City and County of Denver (Denver) to resolve its lawsuit alleging that the Denver Sheriff Department discriminated against an employee on the basis of his disability, insulin dependent diabetes, in violation of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The Justice Department’s complaint alleges that Denver discriminated against a long time Deputy Sheriff by failing to engage in an interactive process with the employee to determine an appropriate accommodation, failing to reasonably accommodate his disability, and then terminating him, in violation of the ADA.
Under the agreement, Denver will revise its reasonable accommodation policies and will conduct training of Sheriff Department supervisors & command staff as well as H.R. personnel, on the ADA. In addition, Denver will pay $100,000 in compensatory damages to the employee.
To find out more about this complaint, agreement, or the ADA, call the Justice Department’s toll-free ADA Information Line at 1-800-514-0301 or 1-800-514-0383 (TDD), or access its ADA website at www.ADA.gov.