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Prison health care provider resolves disabilities lawsuit

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Posted at 11:41 AM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 14:41:20-04

PHOENIX (AP) - Two companies that provide health care in prisons across the United States have agreed to pay $950,000 to resolve a lawsuit that alleged it discriminated against employees with disabilities by failing to accommodate them, requiring them to be fully healed before they can return to work, and firing them.

The agreement struck a week ago requires Corizon Health Inc. and Corizon LLC to provide training to employees on the Americans With Disabilities Act, review its policies and, if necessary, make changes to ensure employment opportunities are available to all employees and applicants with disabilities.

The lawsuit was filed in Phoenix, but the agreement applies to all Corizon facilities in the United States.

Corizon denied the lawsuit's allegations and didn't acknowledge any violations of the ADA by entering into the agreement.