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Case: Discrimination/Disability/Discharge (11th Cir.)

Nov. 14, 2019, 8:59 PM

A firefighter/EMT for the U.S. Department of the Navy in Florida who suffered from insomnia and ADHD may not proceed with his claim that the Navy fired him for excessive tardiness instead of properly accommodating his disabilities. He didn’t show that he was able to perform his essential work responsibilities with or without a reasonable accommodation because his only requested accommodation—permission to show up for shifts an hour late without prior notice—wasn’t reasonable given that it was essential for all scheduled firefighters to be punctual in order to properly combat emergencies and relieve fatigued co-workers from their off-going shifts. Additionally,...

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