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Employee To Receive $45,000 In Discrimination Case Settlement
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
May 2, 2003

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA--Dollar General Corp. has settled a disability discrimination suit with an employee it fired three years ago, the Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area reported Friday.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the settlement with the employee who had sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The woman claimed she was fired from a Granite Quarry Dollar General store in July 2000 because of her mental retardation.

Under the settlement agreement, Dollar General agreed to pay the employee $45,000 and to publish an article about its rights and responsibilities in the ADA in its company newsletter.

The settlement will be finalized once it is approved by the court.


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