- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - The city of DeKalb has settled a Justice Department investigation over online job applications.

The department says DeKalb has agreed to ensure its hiring policies and procedures don’t discriminate against any applicant on the basis of disability. That includes not conducting a medical examination or making a disability-related inquiry of a job applicant before making a conditional job offer.

The Justice Department says an investigation found DeKalb’s online employment application wasn’t fully accessible to people with disabilities and violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by asking questions about disabilities.

DeKalb City Attorney Dean Frieders says the city shares the department’s commitment to upholding the Disabilities Act and already has implemented some changes.

The settlement with DeKalb was one of four with cities across the country the Justice Department announced Tuesday.



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