Mueller Industries to Pay $1M to Resolve Systemic Charges Over Leave, Attendance Policies

July 23, 2018

Memphis, Tennessee-based Mueller Industries, Inc, has agreed to pay $1 million and provide other relief to resolve allegations that the global manufacturer and distributer of metal goods violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by terminating employees and/or failing to provide reasonable accommodations for those exceeding its maximum 180-day leave policy. The Comapny also allegedly violated the ADA by implementing an attendance policy that assigned points to employees’ absences, regardless of reason; once a certain number of points were accumulated, the employee was terminated.