A federal judge has approved a nearly $10 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed nearly a decade ago by a group of disabled workers against the Social Security Administration.
The lawsuit, filed by Ronald Jantz, a deaf employee, alleged that the federal agency discriminates against workers with disabilities by denying or limiting promotions.
The agency is headquartered in Woodlawn and employs 11,000 people in Maryland.
The Sept. 29 settlement was given preliminary approval Oct. 30 by an administrative law judge for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC did not issue a finding of discrimination against the 60,000-person federal agency, one...
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