US v ODRC

Overview: 

On December 22, 2022, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit and the parties entered a consent decree in this suit against the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) challenging its failure to reasonably accommodate a correctional officer with diabetes under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, alleges that ODRC unlawfully failed to provide the correction officer with a day shift to accommodate his diabetes where it was medically necessary to do so.  Under the decree, ODRC will revise its policies and procedures as needed to ensure ADA compliance; provide ADA employment training to employees who make personnel decisions; and report to the United States on its compliance.  ODRC will also pay $50,000 in damages to the complainant and provide him with a day shift as a reasonable accommodation for his diabetes unless if become an undue hardship to do so. 

Press Release

Case Name: 
US v ODRC
Tags: 
Criminal justice
law enforcement
Employment
Component: 
Civil Rights Division
Civil Rights - Disability Rights Section
Updated December 22, 2022