Truck Driver Wins In Settlement Of Discrimination Case
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
May 2, 2003
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA--A Maryland truck driver has settled a federal lawsuit with Cedar Rapids trucking firm CRST Van Expedited over disability discrimination claims.
Evan Jordan sued the company under the Americans with Disabilities Act claiming the company turned him down in 1999 for training and for employment because of his cerebral palsy.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which represents workers in ADA employment claims, said that Jordan's doctor and CRST's doctor both had certified him to drive large trucks.
Under the settlement agreement, CRST will pay Jordan $40,000 for lost wages and $50,000 in punitive and compensatory damages. The company will also train its staff on disability rights under the ADA.