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Company: United Parcel Service
Current Parent CompanyUnited Parcel Service
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Penalty: $5,250,000
Year: 2010
Date: December 13, 2010
Offense Group: employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: employment discrimination
Secondary Offense: disability discrimination
Violation Description: A group of deaf employees alleged that UPS discriminated against them by denying promotional opportunities and communications devices. In 2003 a settlement was reached in which class members received $5.8 million and their lawyers received $4.1 million (see separate entry). A dispute over UPS policies with regard to hiring deaf workers as drivers was handled separately. After drawn-out proceedings, the matter was resolved in 2010 in a settlement in which UPS agreed to change its hearing protocols. There were no additional damage payments offered to class members but their lawyers received $5.25 million in legal fees for this portion of the case.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Northern District of California
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 3:99cv2216
Case Name: Bates, et al v. United Parcel Service (2nd part)
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Georgia
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: freight and logistics
Specific Industry of Current Parent: package delivery
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