EEOC sues carrier for refusing to hire vet with service dog
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing motor carrier CRST Expedited Inc. — a subsidiary of freight company CRST International Inc. — over disability discrimination and retaliation charges. The EEOC alleges that the trucking company refused to hire Leon Laferriere — a Navy veteran — who requested that his service dog be allowed to ride in the truck with him. The action was filed by the EEOC in early March in a U.S. District Court in Florida. According to court documents, Laferriere applied for a truck driver job with CRST in Fort Myers, Florida.
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