Traumatized Bus Driver Could Not Return to Work Until Cleared

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​A bus driver for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) did not have an age-discrimination claim when he was not allowed to return to a light-duty position like younger employees. The plaintiff tried to return to work six months after a traumatizing incident with a passenger but had not complied with the CTA’s return-to-work procedures. This barred his claim, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided.

The plaintiff was operating a bus for the CTA in 2015 when a passenger screamed at and threatened him. As a result, the plaintiff took six months off from work while recovering. After his physician concluded that he could return to work, though not as a driver, the plaintiff appeared one morning and requested a light-duty job.

The CTA had…



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Credit to Jeffrey Rhodes for the original post.

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