First of all, driver has been with UPS 20+ years. Great record. Had knee replacement. Needs other knee done too. (UPS knows this!) Needed to be done 10 years ago, held off as long as he could. All have been documented by SEVERAl doctors. Anyway, told UPS last month (dr. wrote a letter) that he needed an automatic truck prior to returning to work. He is supposed to come back next week. UPS called today and told him that it couldn't happen on his route. A woman at the same center had the same surgery and an automatic was waiting for her when she came back. He doesn't know what to do. He wants to return to work, but physically, without the truck it is impossible. Even with the truck, it will be difficult, but he wants to support his family. What are his options? He did not file workman's comp. He's living off disability right now...and it isn't much! Anyone have any suggestions? What do do from here? He doesn't want trouble with the company, he just wants to go back to work. After the 2nd knee surgery, he probably could get disability, but he doesn't want that either. He is almost to 25 years, but really wants 30.