FAIRFIELD — A longtime local nonprofit that provides services and training for developmentally disabled adults throughout Solano County has agreed to pay $130,000 to a woman who is partially paralyzed and who had a job offer rescinded in 2009 when nonprofit staff learned of her disability.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Pace Solano last year. The EEO and Pace Solano agreed to a five-year judicial consent decree earlier this month that includes the payment to Katrina Holly in addition to Pace Solano agreeing to conduct regular staff training on disability discrimination prevention and adopt written policies about disability discrimination.
“We commend Pace Solano for agreeing to take comprehensive measures to ensure that capable applicants like Holly are considered based on their ability to do their job and not myths, fears and stereotype,” said EEOC District Director Michael Baldonado in a press release issued Thursday. “When employers take measures to ensure the job selection process is based on nondiscriminatory factors, we all win.”
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