Former Michigan Employee, Safelite Reach Settlement

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, has dismissed a case between former Michigan employee Ernest Bishop and Safelite Group. The two parties involved in the case, which alleged violations to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), reached an undisclosed settlement, according to the court.

The court received a “call from plaintiff [Bishop] that the parties have tentatively reached a settlement offer,” according to court documents.

“This matter, having come before the court upon the stipulation of the parties and the court being otherwise fully advised in the premises, this action is dismissed with prejudice and each party is to bear its own costs and fees,” writes Judith Levy, a U.S. District Judge.

Bishop had claimed that in 2009 he was diagnosed with diabetes and later that year, he developed diabetic neuropathy. He claimed he was discriminated against and eventually fired from Safelite due to his alleged disabilities. Bishop sued Safelite in March 2013.

Safelite’s attorneys denied the company violated FMLA or ADA and argued Bishop’s case had “no merit.”

In April, the court referred the matter to mediation.

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