- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has joined more than a dozen former workers in suing Union Pacific over the way it used a vision test to disqualify workers the railroad believed were color blind and might have trouble reading signals telling them to stop a train.
- Union Pacific fired some of their workers when they didn’t pass a new vision test. The new test doesn’t copy real-world situations or show if workers can correctly identify railroad signals.
- The workers in the lawsuit were doing their jobs successfully for Union Pacific for between two and 30 years without any safety problems.
- The EEOC says what Union Pacific is doing is against the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Read more about Union Pacific’s testing of its employees.