Norfolk Southern Inks $2.5M Deal To End Disability Bias Suit

Law360 (July 22, 2020, 10:08 PM EDT) -- Norfolk Southern has agreed to pay $2.5 million and review its policies addressing whether certain medical conditions disqualify job applicants, resolving a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit alleging it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The railroad and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission jointly submitted a consent decree Wednesday for court approval that would end the case. It specifies back pay and compensatory damages for 37 employees and requires Norfolk Southern to hire an occupational medicine expert to review its policies regarding disqualifications for the positions and medical conditions they raised.

Some of the positions at issue include heavy equipment...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!