Lowe’s EEOC Class Action Settlement

Class Eligibility

Class Members include Lowe’s employees who were terminated between Jan. 1, 2004 and May 13, 2010 after taking the maximum amount of leave available under Lowe’s leave of absence policies.

Estimated Amount


The EEOC will be responsible for approving claims and determining how much compensation each claimant is entitled to receive.

Proof of Purchase

Evidence of Employment

Case Name

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Lowe’s Companies Inc. and Lowe’s Home Centers LLC,
Case No. 2:16-cv-03041-AB-FFM,
District Court for the Central District of California

Case Summary

This settlement will resolve charges filed by three former Lowe’s employees accusing the company of violating the ADA by terminating their employment. They brought the lawsuits on behalf of themselves and a Class of employees whose medical leave of absence exceeded Lowe’s 180-day (and subsequently, 240-day) maximum leave policy.

Lowe’s denies the allegations but has agreed to settle thelawsuit to avoid the expense and uncertainty of ongoing litigation.

Settlement Pool





EEOC – Lowe’s Claims Administrator

c/o Rust Consulting Inc. – 5153

P.O. Box 3065009

Des Moines, IA 50306-5009