Sort manager accuses UPS of disability discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 1, 2016

HOUSTON — A Houston man is suing United Parcel Service, alleging failure to accommodate a disabled employee and retaliation.

Davide Costa filed a lawsuit Oct. 7 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against United Parcel Service Inc. alleging violation of Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.

According to the complaint, shortly after Costa's return to work from an FMLA leave Oct. 13, 2014, he was demoted. The suit says Costa, who had worked for UPS since 1986, was also denied any further promotion in retaliation for filing a charge of disability discrimination. These actions, the lawsuit states, caused him to suffer emotional anxiety, loss of earnings, benefits and employment opportunities. 

The plaintiff alleges UPS subjected him to adverse employment actions and discrimination because of his medical condition and retaliated against him for complaining about such discrimination.

Costa seeks trial by jury, judgment in an amount to make him whole for all damages, reinstatement to the position he held prior to his demotion, attorney fees, court costs and all other relief to which he is entitled. He is represented by attorney LaShawn A. Williams of Baldwin Jones & Williams PLLC in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-03012

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