Justices Asked To Take Depressed Worker's Bias Case

Law360 (October 30, 2019, 3:18 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court needs to clear up a circuit split over whether disciplining a worker for conduct caused by a disability counts as disability discrimination, according to a former federal intelligence agency employee who claimed attendance issues stemming from depression cost her her job.

The former Office of the Director of National Intelligence employee, identified only as Hannah P., petitioned the high court to take her Rehabilitation Act case claiming the ODNI illegally discriminated against her based on her depression when it refused to rehire her after she went on a stint of medical leave. While at the office, she...

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