Boeing award

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The Independent Online
A Boeing worker has been awarded dollars 1.1m ( pounds 578,000) after a court found the company had discriminated against her because she suffered from repetitive strain injury.

The employee, 56-year-old Janice Goodman, had been hired by Boeing as a microfilmer on 14 August 1984, and first began complaining about a pain from her work in 1985, filing a worker's compensation claim in 1987 for her right elbow.

A Boeing spokesman said the company was studying the verdict and would decide whether to appeal or make further motions in the case.