CDI Media Inc., a Salt Lake City-based media duplication company, has been ordered to pay $65,000 to a former employee in settlement of a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced Friday.
The commission claimed that CDI Media failed to provide reasonable accommodations to help a sales executive continue a successful sales career as his symptoms of Parkinson's disease worsened. The company's actions were in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1991, an agency news release said.
Besides the $65,000 in damages, CDI Media agreed to revamp its discrimination policies and will conduct additional training for all of its employees on disability discrimination, retaliation and reasonable accommodations for disabled employees, the release said.
According to company information, CDI Media replicates audio and video CDs, DVDs, tapes, and other forms of digital reproduction, and offers creative, production and fulfillment services.