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Eau Claire County & DOJ resolve discrimination complaint

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - The U.S. Justice Department has released an agreement with Eau Claire County to resolve a complaint from the Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association.

The group alleged the court required people going through a divorce to undergo a family transition class that was only offered in English.

A discrimination complaint was filed in 2017. 

Now, the DOJ and Eau Claire County announced a resolution involving a number of steps - including having translators available for all required classes or training.

“We commend the Eau Claire County Circuit Court for its commitment to guaranteeing meaningful access to the courts for all, regardless of national origin,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore. “This collaboration between the Justice Department and Eau Claire County Circuit Court will strengthen the Court’s ability to provide equal access to the judicial process.”

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