EEOC v. United Parcel Service
- Case Date: 7/20/2001
- Project Name: Civil Justice Reform
On September 20, 2002, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco held that United Parcel Service (UPS) did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it established a rule requiring its drivers to be able to see out of both eyes. The decision was a victory for WLF, which filed a brief in support of UPS. The court agreed with WLF that those with limited vision in one eye who nonetheless can use their eyesight to perform everyday tasks should not be deemed "disabled" under the ADA, and that UPS should not be required to "take a chance" with safety.
More Information and Downloads:
7/23/2001: Download the Brief
Litigation Update: Court Rules That Visually Impaired Are Not Disabled Under Discrimination Law