My husband has worked at UPS for over 19 years. He worked part time (by choice) until about 3 years ago, when he decided to go driving full time. In April of 2006 he had what appeared to be a seizure at work. He happend to be at the loading dock of a hospital at the time. After a bunch of testing they found no reason for the seizure, but put him on anit-seizure meds. He was put on short-term disability and told he could drive again after 6 months. In August of 2006 he had a second seizure. His neurologist said no more commercial driving ever and anti-seizure meds for the rest of his life. He filed for an accomadation, hoping to get back to work in the building and even offered to go back to part time. They ruled that the ADA doesn't cover seizures and they didn't have to do anything for him. He then filed for long term disability, which isn't paying a whole heck of a lot. He had to apply for Social Security which was denied. He is capable of working another job, just not commercial driving. He was informed the long term disability will end next April now, they will only pay for 2 years, because he was denied Social security.
So I guess the question is, is he just SOL? They won't let him drive, but they won't let him do anything else. Does he just have to walk away from a 19 year job with nothing? Local teamsters seem to be no help. Why will they let someone that loses a license from dui work in the building but not someone with valid medical excuse? Do we have any other options?