November 2012: Madia Law Sues Accounting Firm on Behalf of Learning Disabled Accountant
By Joshua A. Newville, Attorney, on November 22, 2012
Posted in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Disability Discrimination, Federal District Court - Minnesota, Madia Law News, Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA), Minnesota State District Court, ticker, Wrongful Termination
In November 2012, Madia Law sued a Twin Cities accounting firm on behalf of a learning disabled accountant. The young accountant, who has suffered from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (“ADHD”) since he was a child, disclosed his disability to his supervisor at the time of his first performance evaluation.
Despite being fully capable of being successful at the job, the young man wanted to be sure his supervisor knew that he thinks, learns, and works in a different way than others, particularly since he noticed a few comments on his evaluation that seemed to signal a concern with the way he processed information and executed tasks. The accountant felt that it would help everyone involved to be aware of his slight disability. But, soon after disclosing his disability and requesting slight accommodation, he was fired. (more…)