The driver normally secures the load and he is responsible for the load staying on the trailer. Most flatbed loads are loaded by a crane or forklift. The driver stays clear of the loading process in theory but often he will help align the placement of the load. This load was to be loaded down the center of the trailer with no one needed to align the load. It would have been secured with 4 straps thrown across the load from side to side. There were no accommodations needed. The ground was firm and level. I was rolling across the yard when they kicked me out.Just out of curiosity, in situations where the trucker does not have a disability, who's responsible for tying the load down to the trailer? From what I've seen, and it would make sense to me, that the trucker is responsible for the tie down, as there is liability that the company may not want to take on.
Now, the reason they gave, as you say, is a bunch of bullshit. If they're worried about the load falling on you, then they could, oh, I don't know, tell you to stay out of the way while they load it.
It's cool that you're able to keep working and it's cool that companies will work with you. Just playing devil's advocate a little bit and trying to get more of an understanding.
ADA laws and reg's do not apply to Federal, State, or Local government buildings... But, they are responsible for enforcement of those same laws and reg's... Figure that one out...I realize some people are saying that some business are not having to comply. I would disagree. But for the reason here is not an ada compliance this is a discrimination against someone whom is a hard working American that not only has a right but whom has a disability and whom lives with it every day, but pushes through things that other humans take for granted every single day. I hope that you get whom you need to talk to and that they think before they do that ever again. I applaud you for your hard work and efforts. And think that is no where near ok. And I am not saying that others were wrong on laws and how the law is but it is not ok for the laws to have those b.s. loop holes.
I pay extra for my long term and short term disability insurance. Although I would lose it if I did any kind of work while collecting.Unfortunately, if this occurred in Alabama, Alabama is not a Right to Work state, meaning the guidelines for ADA are a lot less strict, and employers can send employees home without pay after they meet the FMLA requirements. Going through that very thing my self right now. Had to go on Long Term Disability and file for Social Security Disability Benefits to keep the LTD bennies from the company, which get reduced by whatever payment SSDI pays. If SSDI pays more than the Company does, I get diddly from the Company, and they seem to think they have some claim to the excess. They'll have to pry it out of my dead fingers.
Good luck with it all the same. Hope you get some satisfaction.
I am trying to find your case number and it is not coming up. The case number seems to be non-existent. Please post the full and complete case number so we can look at it. At lease post the link to the case that was sent to you.Here is the result of the compliant.
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Tue, Jul 13, 2021 12:51 pm
Dear George ,
You contacted the Department of Justice on February 28, 2021. After careful review of what you submitted, we have decided not to take any further action on your complaint.
What we did:
Team members from the Civil Rights Division reviewed the information you submitted. Based on our review, we have decided not to take any further action on your complaint. We receive several thousand reports of civil rights violations each year. We unfortunately do not have the resources to take direct action for every report.
Your report number was 56962-KSV.
What you can do:
We are not determining that your report lacks merit. Your issue may still be actionable by others - your state bar association or local legal aid office may be able to help.
To find a local office:
American Bar Association
Legal Service Corporation (or Legal Aid Offices)
How you have helped:
While we don’t have the capacity to take on each individual report, your report can help us find issues affecting multiple people or communities. It also helps us understand emerging trends and topics.
Thank you for taking the time to contact the Department of Justice about your concerns. We regret we are not able to provide more help on this matter.
U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
There is no constitutional right to a civil attorney.hat's b.s. a criminal can rob rape kill aand the government will give them a appointed attorney but they cant help an honest hard working citizen with a disability.
Being discriminated against is never a mole hill and is protected by the EEOC. How about if they turned him away because he was white/black, male/female, jewish/catholic, old/young...would you also be fine with that because 'he has plenty of work'. Whether he has no work or plenty of work is irrelevant. Can he do the job and did they prevent him from doing it based on a protected reason.This is makeing a mountain out of a mole hill.