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Driver's sight calls question of whether safety concerns outweigh reasonable accommodation
If a truck driver has had since birth very poor vision in his left eye and the problem cannot be corrected -- although his brain allegedly developed "subconscious mechanisms to compensate for the visual defect" -- should he be prevented from driving a truck because he cannot pass a government required eye test?
Albertson's grocery stores thinks so and terminated driver Raffle Kirkingburg. Even when Kirkingburg subsequently obtained a waiver from the Federal Highway Administration, Albertson's refused to reinstate him, citing company concern for public and driver safety. …