Appeals Court Denies Former UPS Workers

Law360, New York (August 23, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court panel has upheld a lower court decision to dismiss an employment discrimination and unfair representation case brought by two United Parcel Service Inc. workers.

According to the opinion, handed down Tuesday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, UPS tractor-trailer driver Stephen Jones and UPS package sorter Doyle Clark were fired for legitimate, nondiscriminatory reasons.

In September 2002, Clark was fired for abandoning the job site where both men worked in Lenexa, Kan. He was then reinstated, but was...
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