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Norfolk Southern to Pay $2.5 Million to Settle Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Systemic Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Norfolk Southern Corporation and Norfolk Southern Railway Company (Norfolk Southern) will pay $2.5 million dollars to 37 workers and furnish significant non-monetary relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

According to the lawsuit, Norfolk Southern’s medical department disqualified workers from employment based on a range of actual or perceived disabilities, without proper consideration of how their conditions might actually affect their ability to perform their jobs safely.