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In 2008, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit against Dillard’s Inc., a national retail chain, in the United States District Court for the District of California. (EEOC v. Dillard’s, Inc., et al.). The suit was filed on behalf of a class of former employees who were purportedly required to disclose the exact nature of their medical conditions before Dillard’s would approve the leave as sick leave. On Dec. 18, 2012, the EEOC and Dillard’s settled the matter for a disclosed amount of $2 million. The settlement also resolved claims that Dillard’s terminated a class of employees nationwide for taking sick leave beyond the maximum amount of time allowed, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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