12, drivers share 1/2 million dollars

Discussion in 'PAM' started by orangepicker, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. orangepicker

    orangepicker Road Train Member

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    PAM Transport (No. 54 in the Commercial Carrier Journal’s Top 250) was ordered recently by the Department of Labor DOL) to pay 12 former drivers nearly half a million dollars after it was determined that the carrier violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    The DOL said the carrier subjected its drivers to a medical clearance policy that required drivers to notify the company whenever they had contact with a medical professional, including routine physicals.
    The DOL’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said the policy violated federal law and filed a lawsuit against the carrier following a failed attempt at a settlement.
    The court subsequently ordered PAM to halt the policy in April 2012 and issued Feb. 26, 2015, an order ordered the carrier to pay $225,998 in back pay to the drivers, with interest. It also ordered the company to pay $49,114 in compensatory damages and $202,287 in punitive damages.
     
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  3. chalupa

    chalupa Road Train Member

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    That's two for our team ! I guess carriers can't read......
     
  4. TruckerJimbo

    TruckerJimbo Medium Load Member

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    They can read, they just think the laws don't apply to them, so they do what they want.
     
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  5. sevenmph

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    GOOD!!!!! I never told them squat. They would call periodically to remind me of the policy.
    Same answer every time. "Medical information that affects my job will be sent to you."
    We need to know even when you go for a physical.
    I would just repeat my statement.

    I am so glad they busted for their invasion of privacy.
     
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