A jury has recently found that Werner Enterprises and one of its driving school subsidiaries should pay over $36 million in damages related to a 2018 discrimination complaint. The complaint claimed that Werner refused to hire a deaf driver and denied him a reasonable accommodation. In response to the allegations, the carrier denied them in a court document filed in 2018 in the U.S. District Court in Nebraska. However, a spokesperson for the company expressed their disappointment with the decision made by the jury and stated that they are considering an appeal.
It is unacceptable for a driving school to discriminate against anyone, especially on the basis of a disability that they cannot control. Deafness is one such disability that should not be a cause for shame or exclusion. We strongly believe that Werner’s decision to deny the job to the deaf individual was unprofessional and unfair. We hope that you and loved ones have never went through an experience like this and if you have A-1 Driving Schools is here to help.