FRESNO — California's Department of Human Resources (CalHR) has settled charges by the federal government that it did not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) relating to its hiring and medical review process.
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), CalHR will pay $300,000 to settle the lawsuit filed by the federal agency and agreed to appoint an "equal employment opportunity" consultant, a medical consultant and EEO officer to revise its medical evaluation policies.
"We commend CalHR for their commitment to the ADA and for putting in place measures that will have a positive impact on applicants and employees throughout California," EEOC Fresno local office director Melissa Barrios said in a statement. "We encourage other employers to follow the lead of CalHR and review their hiring policies and practices to make sure they are in compliance with federal law."
CalHR handles the state of California's issues relating to employee salaries and benefits, job classifications, civil rights, training exams recruitment and retention.