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Sears pays $6.2 million to settle discrimination lawsuit

Sears agreed to pay $6.2 million to a former employee who accussed the retailer of workplace discriminationJohn Bava, who worked for Sears as a service technician, was injured on the job and took workers’ compensation leave. 

Although Bava remained disabled, he repeatedly tried to return to work, but Sears chose instead to fire him when his leave expired.

The EEOC also discovered hundreds of instances of other employees who had been fired by Sears after taking workers’ compensation leave instead of trying to help them return to their jobs or find suitable alternative jobs at Sears.


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