1. Illinois’ Amsted Rail to Pay $4.4M for Discriminatory Hiring Practices

    Illinois’ Amsted Rail to Pay $4.4M for Discriminatory Hiring Practices

    Amsted Rail Co. Inc., which manufactures steel castings for the rail industry, will pay $4.4 million and furnish other relief to settle a class disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

    The EEOC charged the Chicago-based company with violating federal disability law when it disqualified job applicants based on the results of a nerve conduction test for carpal tunnel syndrome.

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