This is a class action for disability discrimination on behalf of employees of Farmers Insurance Exchange. Plaintiff, who was employed by Defendant for twenty-six years, claims that his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act have been violated. In mid-2015, he suffered a series of injuries that affected his ability to perform his job without accommodation. Shortly thereafter, he was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists, a disability that interfered with his ability to type, click, and work on his computer for extended periods of time. Plaintiff’s physician placed him on a medical restriction limiting him to five hours of work per day. However, Defendant refused to accommodate the recommendations of Plaintiff’s physician, and ultimately terminated Plaintiff during a period of FMLA-covered leave for his inability to work more than five hours per day. Plaintiff demands: an order requiring Defendant to undergo periodic ADA and FMLA training, compensation for lost wages resulting from Defendant’s violations, compensatory and punitive damages and reasonable compensation for attorney’s fees as authorized by the state.
A copy of the complaint can be accessed here.