FSU Settles with ADA

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

U.S. Department of Justice officials say they've reached a settlement with Florida State University concerning hiring practices by the campus police department that violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The settlement with the school's board of trustees was announced Thursday, June 5th.

An investigation found that the FSU Police Department's online application form asked questions about a past or present disability and other medical conditions in violation of the ADA. The ADA does not permit employers to inquire whether an applicant is an individual with a disability or as to the nature of such disability before making a conditional offer of employment.

FSU agreed in the settlement to ensure that its hiring policies do not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of disability.

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