Remember when Up sent home many hundreds of good employees without a job , they used super strict medical rules Up used their own health people to look at med history of employees. Never did interview the personal Dr . to get complete health info on the employee. Just consider if those hundreds people were working today.
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PENDING PHYSICAL is the easiest way to let someone go that is disliked. H.R. has a list of medical disqualifications that 85% of the employees could not fulfill requirements.
Let's just start with.... sleep apnea = fired
I see the UP kiss a-s is back in the comments claiming UP doesn’t fire for medical reasons lmao.
This is like watching Fox or Newsmax with all the half truths and outright lies.
There was an employee that got into a bad argument w/ 2 supervisors one day, the employee had caught and proven one of em had told a lie and both supervisors were aggressively threatening this poor guy. Anyway right after the harassment this normally healthy guy tells everyone he doesnt feel well, that he has a bad headache, and goes home at the end of the shift. He ended up feeling worse and goes to the hospital, he had a series of strokes. Months later he makes a full recovery, gets released from his doctors but UP says he is unfit for duty. He gets hired on by a class 2 a few states away in the exact same craft & position. He has worked for a few years now incident free for this class 2 and UP claimed he was unfit for duty. He was part of that class action but now had to file again.
The med disqualify was before Psr started.I remember the janitor sued through EEOC and won his case. It was as a very large award . Seems to me there is about 500 employees sent home because of the strict med policy. They tried to sue as a group class action , lost the case , judge told them to file each case separately. Do a search on Up court cases , Up had many court cases filed against them.
I know a guy who was let go at the beginning of PSR for heart problems. I see him around town he looks like he’s healthy as a horse. I heard he has a lawsuit against the RR but as we all know that takes years. Just so everyone knows they will work the dog sheet out of you and then when you break down and you are no longer useful you are out. Due to many years of dedication and hard work you are rewarded with a medical DQ. So just remember that as you go above and beyond it doesn’t really matter. We’re all just pieces of meat to this company.
What are you taking about? I don’t know anyone that was downsized due to medical, in fact this is illegal in most cases. There would be hundreds of lawsuits taking place if this happened. I think you are just trying to start a conversation by pulling something out of your a-s.