William Jenkins v. McCabe Trucking Co. (2014)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Our firm represented Plaintiff, a truck driver turned manager, in a federal civil rights claim against his former employer for their termination of him based on his daughter’s medical disabilities. In this associational discrimination case, Plaintiff’s daughter had a rare blood disorder. Her healthcare costs exceeded $500,000 per year. The employer was a self-insuring company and thus incurred the costs of the daughter’s health care bill. After the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010, the employer was then responsible for the daughter’s health care costs until she was 26 years of age, thus increasing the company’s financial responsibility. The employer fired Plaintiff after 25 years of great service and a pristine employment record. We teamed up with an insurance law expert who helped us understand the nuances of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and our client’s health insurance coverage. The case settled in mediation on terms favorable to our client.