North Vegas settles federal disabled worker case

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NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — The city of North Las Vegas has reached an out-of-court settlement of a city parks worker's complaint that he was forced to retire because of a visual impairment.

A consent decree filed Thursday for approval in U.S. District Court calls for the city to pay former parks maintenance crew leader Joseph Dixon about $38,000 in damages to resolve his Americans with Disabilities Act complaint.

The Justice Department complaint says Dixon worked for the city for nearly 20 years before he was required to obtain a commercial driver's license that he didn't qualify for due to permanent damage to his left eye.

Chief City Attorney Bethany Rudd Sanchez says North Las Vegas is committed to following state and federal laws applying to people with disabilities.

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