Sleep Apnea Tests For Overweight Truck Drivers Is Not Bias, 8th Circuit Rules
(October 13, 2016, 10:42 AM EDT) -- ST. LOUIS — A motor carrier that requires its truck drivers with body mass indexes (BMIs) of 35 or greater to undergo tests to determine whether they had obstructive sleep apnea is not in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Oct. 12 (Robert J. Parker v. Crete Carrier Corporation, No. 16-1371, 8th Cir. 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 18374).
(Opinion available. Document #73-161014-038Z.)
“By the undisputed facts, the sleep study requirement is job-related because it deals...