Company pays $200,000 in disability discrimination lawsuit

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A trucking company has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC.

The suit alleged that Celadon violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, when they subjected over-the-raod truck driving applicants to medical examinations before making a conditional offer of employment.

In June, a judge ruled that Celadon violated the ADA by conducting unlawful medical inquiries and examinations of applicants for over-the-road truck driving positions.

It was also determined that two applicants were qualified for the truck driving position, but Celadon unlawfully dismissed them from driver orientation program because of their disabilities, which is in violation of the ADA.

The company is required to pay monetary damages to the 23 former applicants and for the company to train their management employees on disability discrimination.

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