Transit agency settles no-smoking lawsuit

Written by Kim Lyons on .

Rich Lord has the story of a bus mechanic for a southwestern Pennsylvania, transit agency who sought enforcement of its no-smoking policy.


Dale W. Doutt, of West Middlesex, sued the New Castle Area Transit Authority in July, claiming that five years of pleading for enforcement of the agency's no-smoking policy got him nothing but trumped-up criticisms and veiled threats. His lawsuit said he suffers from high blood pressure and sinus illness which were worsened by the smoke.

Mr. Doutt claimed that the transit authority's failure to enforce its policy violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and several other federal and state laws.

The transit agency settled the lawsuit for $32,500, court records show. Read Rich's full story in the PG here: New Castle Area Transit Authority settles lawsuit over workplace smoking


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