Former city of Sherman employee alleges he was not accommodated after injury

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 9, 2016

SHERMAN – A Grayson County man alleges his municipal employer failed to accommodate him and terminated him after he was injured on the job.

SHERMAN – A Grayson County man alleges his municipal employer failed to accommodate him and terminated him after he was injured on the job.

Ronnie G. Jackson filed a complaint on Oct. 10 in the Sherman District of the Eastern District of Texas against the city of Sherman alleging that the governmental entity violated the Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 11, 2014, he injured his right knee while performing his duties as a mechanic for the city of Sherman. On April 6, 2015, the suit states the defendant's human resources administrator offered him a modified light duty position of data entry in the RTA system. On Sept. 30, 2015, the suit states he was discharged from his employment.

The plaintiff holds the city of Sherman responsible because the defendant allegedly subjected him to discrimination, demoted and denied him reasonable accommodation and terminated him for being unable to lift/carry objects weighing more than 25 pounds, which he claims was not required for the data entry position.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in an amount within the jurisdictional limits of the court together with interest, liquidated damages, reasonable attorney’s fees, costs of court and all further relief he may be justly entitled. He is represented by Ronald R. Huff in Sherman.

Sherman District of the Eastern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-00774

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