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Former crew leader sues Teknor Color for disability bias

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A former Teknor Color Co. employee is suing the Jacksonville company for violating the ADA and the Civil Rights Act when it terminated her from her crew leader position.

In 2006, Claudia Martin injured her back and required permanent lifting restrictions to work.

Martin alleges that after she was promoted to crew leader in 2008, she was given a list of things she had to do within 30 days. Martin argues that, although she accomplished everything on the list, Teknor told her she hadn’t met the position’s standards and then fired her.

Martin says that was a pretext for discrimination. According to her lawsuit, she could have performed the essential functions of her job as lead operator and later crew leader with accommodations.

However, Martin alleges that Teknor, which makes coloring agents for plastics manufacturers, refused to accommodate her and failed to undertake any good-faith efforts toward accommodation.

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