Jantz, et al. v. Barnhart

People with Disabilities Win Nationwide Class Action Certification in Employment Discrimination Case
Status: 
Active

On August 25, 2010, the EEOC Office of Federal Operations affirmed the October 8, 2008 decision of the Administrative Judge to certify the case as a class action. This is a victory for disabled employees of the Social Security Administration (SSA) who can proceed with the lawsuit which challenges the SSA’s discriminatory practice of limiting job promotions and other career advancement opportunities for people with disabilities.    

The class is estimated to include approximately 2,000 members, and is represented by a consortium of law firms including DRA, Berger & Montague, P.C., Brown Goldstein & Levy LLP, and Schneider Wallace Cottrell Brayton Konecky LLP.  

Disability: 
Blind/Low Vision
Mobility
Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing
Psychiatric
Developmental
Life Area: 
Employment