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Insurer Pays $75,000 To Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

 Thursday, March 21, 2019

 Insurance Business

A health insurance company has agreed to settle a lawsuit after it allegedly failed to accommodate a deaf job applicant. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas will pay $75,000 to settle the disability discrimination lawsuit, which was filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The agency alleged that the company had violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The lawsuit was filed after Blue Cross initially declined to settle out of court. Sheryl Meador, who is deaf, attempted to apply as an open-claims examiner for the insurance company, but found that it was not accessible for deaf people. She requested Blue Cross make some accommodations multiple times, but the insurer later stopped communicating with her.
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