A federal court in Illinois has ordered an injunction against AutoZone, Inc., to reasonably accommodate for disabilities of its retail employees in central Illinois for three years and must keep records of these requests for four years. In addition to the injunction, the company must also pay $415,000 in damages and lost wages and $9,045 in litigation costs. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(EEOC) first sued the auto parts seller in 2007 when it failed to accommodate the disability of a sales manager who was disabled with permanent back and neck impairments, in one of its central Illinois stores. See full article.

According to the United States Department of Labor, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. This law is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In addition, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. This law is enforced by the Civil Rights Center. See: http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/discrimination/ethnicdisc.htm

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