A Chattanooga trucking company is facing a lawsuit from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for refusing to hire a truck drier because of his medical condition.
Conditionally Hired Trucker Unable To Provide Urine For Drug Test
According to the suit, an unnamed truck driver applied for a job with Covenant Transport, Inc. Covenant conditionally hired the driver pending a drug test.
The truck driver informed Covenant that he suffers from a medical condition called bladder exstrophy that renders him unable to provide a urine sample but that he would provide a blood sample instead.
Trucking Company Allegedly Refused To Hire Driver Because Of Medical Condition
While Covenant initially agreed to this, the lawsuit claims that they later refused to hire the driver because of his disability and because he couldn’t provide a urine sample. The suit claims that Covenant would not give him the opportunity to participate in an alternative drug screening.
The suit filed by the EEOC says that Covenant acted in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act. They are seeking back pay, as well as compensatory and punitive damages.