LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Dillard's Inc. says it has reached a settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over issues relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Little Rock-based department store chain said Tuesday that it agreed to settle without admitting fault in order to prevent litigation.
At issue were two policies, one that required employees to provide a doctor's note that detailed the nature of an illness that resulted in sick time and one that capped the time available for medical leave.
Dillard's says the policies are no longer in effect and that the one requiring a doctors' note hasn't been in force since 2007.
The company says it will establish a fund against which current and former workers can file claims if they feel they were affected by the policies.
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