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Fiserv settles disability discrimination lawsuit October 27, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Complaint, Discrimination, Lawsuit.

Fiserv inc. has agreed to pay $175,725 to settle a disability lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency said Thursday. The EEOC had charged the Brookfield-based financial technology and services company with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying an employee who uses a wheelchair the right to participate in a remote work program. The complaint was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, South Bend, Ind.

In a statement, Fiserv management said only that Fiserv and the EEOC entered into a consent decree to resolve the matter. Management declined further comment.

“We will continue to protect the integrity of our company and the privacy of the employee who chose to leave our company by not commenting on the specifics of Mr. Stahl’s situation,” the company said in the statement.

The employee, Jeffrey Stahl, worked for the Fiserv Solutions Inc. subsidiary in South Bend. The agency said Stahl was forced to quit as a result of not being allowed the participate in the remote work program.

The two-year consent decree also requires Fiserv (NYSE: FISV) to comply with prohibitions against discrimination, to post an EEOC notice, to report to the EEOC and to train its employees on anti-discrimination practices.

Source: bizjournals.com

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