10th Circuit: HazMat Director Failed To Prove He Was Improperly Forced To Retire
(June 9, 2016, 8:23 AM EDT) -- DENVER — A fire department hazmat director who retired shortly after receiving a workers’ compensation award due to an injury that caused permanent lifting restrictions failed to show that his retirement was constructive discharge as the result of disability discrimination and retaliation, the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled May 26 (Robert E. Adair v. City of Muskogee, Oklahoma, No. 15-7067, 10th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 9636).
(Opinion available. Document #73-160610-041Z.)
Robert Adair began his career as a firefighter with the City of Muskogee,...