VIRGINIA AUTO PARTS STORE SETTLES DISABILITY BIAS SUIT FOR $50K

The EEOC has announced that Advance Stores Company, Inc., d/b/a as Advance Auto Parts, will pay $50,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by EEOC in which the agency alleged the company refused to hire an applicant because of his cerebral palsy. The applicant applied for a part-time sales job at the company’s retail store after successfully completing an internship as a salesperson at another store location.

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