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Court Orders Deposition of VP of HR

September 14, 2021


A former employee has a right to depose the executive vice president (VP) of HR in an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) discrimination case when the VP was the decision-maker for the employer’s benefits plan, ruled the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The plaintiff worked for Alfa Mutual Insurance Company for 27 years. Several years into her employment, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Due to her illness, she experienced migraines, had difficulty sitting for extended periods and had mobility issues. She was also required to take expensive medications costing her employer’s insurance plan around $10,000 per month.

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