The federal court for the District of Colorado rejected a lawsuit July 9 from a FedEx Ground employee who wanted to sue the company over its mandatory mask policy.
FedEx Ground argued that it was following a mandate issued by the state of Colorado and couldn’t be held liable since it was obligated to follow the state’s rules. The judge agreed and dismissed the case.
The worker claimed he had health problems and refused to wear a mask, but he wouldn’t disclose what the health problem was, claiming it was protected information under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
His lawsuit was filed solely against FedEx Ground and didn’t involve an ADA claim, so the judge found for the company since it was simply following a directive issued by the state during a public health emergency.