The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit
against C.R. England claiming the company violated the Americans with
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of the District of
Utah Central Division on Sept. 25.
The suit stems from claims that C.R. England employees allegedly
revealed medical information on a former employee, William Watson, who was a
driver and driver trainer for the company.
The suit alleges that not only did C.R. England employees disclose
Watson’s personal medical information concerning a disability to driver
trainees, but they also required that he disclose the information as well.
Court documents did not reveal the nature of Watson’s disability.
The EEOC also claimed in the lawsuit that C.R. England employees also
limited, segregated and/or classified Watson on the basis of his disability.
“The effect of the practice … has been to deprive Walter Watson of
equal employment opportunities and otherwise adversely affect his status as an
employee because of his disability,” the suit claims.
The lawsuit seeks both past compensation and future losses as a result
of emotional pain, suffering, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life and
humiliation – in amounts to be determined at trial.
– By Jami Jones, senior editor