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Condo association settles allergy discrimination complaint

September 19, 2018

HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey condo association will pay $12,500 to a resident who said she was not allowed to remove carpeting to relieve her allergy symptoms.

The state Attorney General’s Office said Wednesday the settlement resolves a disability discrimination complaint between the resident and the Twin Lights Association in Highlands.

Court documents show the resident requested to remove the carpeting in her unit in October 2016. She included a letter from her physician saying that hardwood flooring would help with her symptoms.

The association denied her request, despite receiving a letter from her downstairs neighbor saying she had no objections.

Prosecutors said Wednesday the association will allow the resident to install hardwood floors as part of the settlement.

A Twin Lights representative says they will speak with an attorney before commenting.

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