LOS ANGELES (AP) — American Apparel has settled a disability discrimination suit over the firing of a Los Angeles worker while he was on medical leave for cancer treatments.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which filed the federal lawsuit, announced the $60,000 settlement and consent decree on Monday.
The fired worker will get $40,000 and American Apparel will spend $20,000 to sponsor seminars on rights under the American Disabilities Act.
Los Angeles-based clothing manufacturer American Apparel has about 10,000 people worldwide, half of those in Los Angeles. It has more than 285 retail stores in 20 countries.
Voicemail and email messages left for American Apparel spokeswoman Michelle Lemay weren't immediately returned.