Fluor Federal Global Projects, Inc., Fluor Corporation, and Fluor Enterprises, Inc. (collectively “Fluor”), purported global leading provider of maintenance, procurement, engineering, and construction solutions to clients around the world, including the U.S. military, unlawfully terminated an employee because of his disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it recently filed.
According to the EEOC’s suit, in August 2019, Dave Hall, MWR Technician Senior, submitted documentation to Fluor from his doctor detailing that a successful surgery rendered him cancer-free and fit for duty and re-deployment to Afghanistan. Upon receipt, however, Fluor immediately deemed Hall medically disqualified and released him from the project.
Fluor Federal failed to conduct an independent evaluation of Hall’s ability to perform his job and could have provided Hall with a waiver, allowing him to be re-deployed, but failed to do so.
Such alleged conduct violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The EEOC filed suit (Civil Action No. 1:21-cv-4062 AT CMS) in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement via its conciliation process.
The EEOC is seeking back pay, compensatory damages, and punitive damages for Mr. Hall, as well as injunctive relief to prevent future discrimination.