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Honeywell Gets Win in Worker’s Disability Retaliation Appeal

April 26, 2019, 8:46 PM

Honeywell International didn’t violate federal disability law when it terminated a depressed machine operator and assembler, the First Circuit said April 26.

Marya Pena left work on March 8, 2013, after voicing her displeasure at being assigned to a work duty she claimed aggravated her anxiety and gave her palpitations. She never returned to work and ended up filing for Social Security disability benefits in September of that year on the basis of becoming totally disabled beginning March 8, Judge Sandra Lynch said for the court.

Pena’s claim that Honeywell had refused to accommodate her disability and fired her because...

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