Violation Tracker Individual Record
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.