Operator to expand training, pay $162,500 to settle lawsuit alleging discrimination

Leisure Care will expand staff training and pay $162,500 in damages, attorneys’ fees and other costs to settle a lawsuit that alleged that the company violated the rights of people who are deaf or hard of hearing by not providing American Sign Language interpreters and not paying for interpreter services, and for steering of families of prospective residents who are deaf or hard of hearing to other senior living communities.

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Note: this applies to all retirement homes so this acts as a reminder to them to be accessible.