Fallon settles federal complaints about hiring disabled

FALLON — The city of Fallon has reached an agreement with the Justice Department to settle allegations the city engaged in a pattern of discrimination by requiring job applicants to disclose disabilities and/or medical information before they were offered city jobs.

The Justice Department first notified Fallon in July 2013 it was investigating alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Mayor Kenneth Tedford signed the agreement on Monday pledging to end the practice and take several other steps to make sure it doesn’t happen again, including providing ADA training to all supervisors and other employees involved in making hiring or personnel decisions.

The Justice Department said in a statement Tuesday it has reached similar agreements with the cities of DeKalb, Illinois, Vero Beach, Florida and Isle of Palms, South Carolina.


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