Eye Surgery Practices Agree to Pay $1 Million and End Discriminatory Policies Towards People with Disabilities

The Justice Department announced today that it has filed a proposed consent decree with Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Centers (BDP) and American Vision Partners (AVP), to resolve its lawsuit alleging that the eye care practices violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. The lawsuit alleged that BDP and AVP refused to operate on certain patients who needed assistance transferring from their wheelchairs for surgery and required other such patients to pay for third-party medical transport and transfer assistance. Medical providers routinely offer this type of assistance to patients who need help transferring from a wheelchair to an examination or surgical table for surgery and exams.


Justice Department Secures Agreement with Broadway Ticket Services Company to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims

The Justice Department announced today that it has secured a settlement agreement with Nederlander Marketing, Inc., dba Broadway Direct (Broadway Direct), a ticket services company based in New York. The agreement resolves the department’s determination that Broadway Direct violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by discriminating against non-U.S. citizen workers based on citizenship status when it advertised and hired for a position in New York.


Four Hawaii Correctional Officers Sentenced for Abusing Inmate and Conspiring to Cover Up Abuse

Four former correctional officers at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center have been sentenced for their roles in the assault of an inmate and participation in a multi-year conspiracy to cover-up the abuse.


Cumberland County, Tennessee Agrees to End Discrimination Based on Opioid Use Disorder

The Justice Department announced today that it filed a complaint and proposed consent decree with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee to resolve allegations that Cumberland County, Tennessee violated Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits employers from discriminating based on disability. Among other things, it requires them to make reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities.

For more information, go to www.justice.gov/crt.