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Former Illinois Central Railroad conductor alleges disability discrimination

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By Marian Johns | Jan 23, 2020

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HOUSTON — A former Illinois Central Railroad Company employee is claiming he was denied a promotion and fired due to his disability and for taking family medial leave. 

Conrhone Wallace filed a complaint Jan. 15 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Illinois Central Railroad Company alleging violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

According to the suit, Wallace began working as a conductor for Illinois Central Railroad in October of 2010. In December of 2011, he was diagnosed with a "serious heart and health condition" and requested intermittent FMLA. Wallace alleges in March of 2019 he was denied a promotion to trainmaster and was told it was due to his disability and FMLA status. He claims he was also investigated for allegedly giving false information on his FMLA certification and was fired on April 25, 2019. 

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:20-CV-00159

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