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Fired Employee Claiming Disability Bias Gets Trial

November 16, 2018

Via: SHRM
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A California appellate court ruled that a systems analyst terminated allegedly for poor performance following a disciplinary probation and suspension was entitled to a trial on her claim of disability discrimination, even though the employer demonstrated a legitimate business reason for the discharge.

The court concluded that the case involved “mixed motives,” and whether the employee’s depression had been a substantial consideration for firing her was still in question.

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