On April 25, 2022, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the Town of Clarksville, Indiana for violating Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, alleges that the Town’s police department unlawfully revoked a job offer to a qualified law enforcement officer based on his Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) diagnosis.
On September 15, 2022, the Justice Department entered into a consent decree with the Town of Clarksville, Indiana. Under the decree, Clarksville will revise its policies and procedures for employment-related medical exams as needed to ensure ADA compliance; provide ADA employment training to employees who make personnel decisions; and report to the United States on any ADA employment complaints and on its consent decree compliance. Clarksville will also pay $150,000 in damages to the complainant and provide him with an affidavit stating that the withdrawal of his job offer was unrelated to any action or lack of qualification on his part.