Excerpted from Courier Journal By Ben Tobin

Ford Motor Co.’s Kentucky Truck Plant will pay more than $500,000 and provide additional training to resolve a discrimination charge by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The federal agency announced Tuesday that it discovered the Kentucky Truck Plant failed to hire applicants due to their disabilities. This included screening out applicants “based on criteria not shown to be job-related and consistent with business necessity.”

Additionally, the company failed to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act by not using the results of post-offer, pre-employment medical examinations.

Without an admission of liability, Ford chose to voluntarily resolve the matter with the EEOC to avoid an extended dispute, according to the agency.

In a statement, a Ford spokesperson said: “Ford has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and our hiring decisions are made without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, gender identity, veteran status or disability status. Ford chose to voluntarily resolve this issue without any admission of liability with the EEOC to avoid an extended dispute.”

Ford Motor Co.’s Kentucky Truck Plant will pay more than $500,000 and provide additional training to resolve a discrimination charge by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The federal agency announced Tuesday that it discovered the Kentucky Truck Plant failed to hire applicants due to their disabilities. This included screening out applicants “based on criteria not shown to be job-related and consistent with business necessity.”

Additionally, the company failed to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act by not using the results of post-offer, pre-employment medical examinations.

Without an admission of liability, Ford chose to voluntarily resolve the matter with the EEOC to avoid an extended dispute, according to the agency.

In a statement, a Ford spokesperson said: “Ford has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and our hiring decisions are made without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, gender identity, veteran status or disability status. Ford chose to voluntarily resolve this issue without any admission of liability with the EEOC to avoid an extended dispute.”

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