FedEx Beats ADA Suit From Worker Who Attempted Suicide

Law360 (October 11, 2019, 7:29 PM EDT) -- An Alabama federal judge has tossed a FedEx Freight Inc. worker's Americans with Disabilities Act suit claiming he was wrongly barred from continuing work as a road driver for a year after a suicide attempt, saying the company reasonably found that the federally recommended time period should apply to him.

U.S. District Judge Abdul Kallon on Thursday granted FedEx's motion for summary judgment in Gregory J. Vaughn's suit claiming he was discriminated against and also faced retaliation after complaining of the purported bias.

FedEx had said its decision on the one-year waiting period was based on a Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

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