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Werner officials 'disappointed' with $36 million discrimination award to deaf trucker

Posted on AllSides September 5th, 2023
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A federal jury in Omaha awarded more than $36 million last week to a deaf truck driver who alleged that Werner Enterprises violated anti-discrimination laws by not hiring him. Werner, an Omaha-based trucking company, issued a statement Tuesday expressing disappointment with the jury’s decision. The company said it is committed to safety and to an inclusive workforce, and that it is evaluating options for appeal. The company suggested the award was excessive. “Importantly, punitive and compensatory damages are capped at $300,000,” it said. Court records show the company had argued...

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