UPS Employee Fired After Requesting Special Accommodations For Depression

If corporations are people, as some politicians famously claim, then should they be expected to act like it?

Not according to one UPS supervisor in Kentucky, should the charges against him be proven to be true. When 46-year-old Dona Kerger approached her superiors at her Kentucky UPS branch about finding a way to work primarily on "light duty" work assignments, she was rebuffed. Having begun at UPS in 2007 as a tariff classification specialist, Kerger had been open about her clinical anxiety and depression. She also had never once been suspended, demoted or disciplined and had an excellent work record.