Violation Tracker Individual Record

United Parcel Service
Current Parent Company: 
United Parcel Service
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: 
Action Type: 
private litigation
Northern District of California
Civil or Criminal Case: 
Case ID: 
Case Name: 
Bates, et al v. United Parcel Service (2nd part)
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
HQ Country of Parent: 
HQ State of Parent: 
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
freight and logistics
Specific Industry of Parent: 
package delivery
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Parent company note: 
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