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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Giles v. General Electric (Disability Benefits)

“An ADA award of [$590,000] was… assessed against General Electric for its refusal to reasonably accommodate a machinist with a back injury. The machinist, who had injured his back on the job, was released to return to work following a functional capacity evaluation (“FCE”) with a lifting restriction of twenty pounds. The employer rejected the restriction, sending the machinist to another doctor, who recommended his return to work with a restriction of fifty-pounds. GE also rejected this accommodation, and refused to return the machinist to work. The machinist filed for long-term disability benefits, then sued under the ADA. A jury awarded $1.2 million in damages, which the district court reduced to $300,000 in accordance with the statutory cap on ADA damages. The machinist was also awarded $141,110 in front pay and $150,837 in attorney’s fees.”

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Final Appeal
3/19/2001
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
General Electric $591,947
Further Information Released
Americans with Disabilities Act Newsletter (p. 2 of 6) 10/7/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database