Friday, February 04, 2005

Disabled Man Sues Wal-Mart

See this article by that title from today's Newsday. The first few grafs:

A 20-year-old Centereach man who claimed Wal-Mart bounced him as a pharmacy assistant because he's disabled, will soon get his day in court.

Patrick S. Brady alleges that, just one day after starting his job in the pharmacy, Wal-Mart reassigned him to collect carts and garbage in the parking lot of its Centereach Mall store, despite his experience as a pharmacy assistant.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Feb. 14 in U.S. District Court in Central Islip before Judge Leonard Wexler.

Brady has cerebral palsy, which means that he limps and has nervous hand movements, according to his lawyer, Douglas Wigdor of Thompson Wigdor & Gilly in Manhattan.
Shunting people with disabilities into out-of-sight jobs -- if that's really what happened here -- is one of the core forms of discrimination targeted by the ADA.


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