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Court Rules No Duty To Create Light Duty Position for Injured Battalion Chief

An Alabama battalion chief who was unable to return to full duty after a motor vehicle accident and a separate work-related injury, has lost his federal court lawsuit alleging the city discriminated against him. BC Jay Hawthorne filed suit last year against the City of Prattville, claiming the city ’s failure to accommodate his light duty needs constituted both disability and age discrimination.

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