A West Virginia man filed a lawsuit against the Lewis County Board of Education, claiming unjust termination of his employment as a bus driver. He is now awaiting the judge's decision over whether the case will go to a trial by jury. The bus driver claims he was fired unjustly because of his weight.
According to the complaint, the man was disabled after falling off a tractor, preventing him from driving the school bus for two years. He asserts that, upon his return to work, the board allowed him to operate a bus. During his second day back at work, he claims to have been instructed to take a physical agility test. He contends that ordering him to perform the test was a discriminatory action because only new drivers are typically subjected to such tests.