Speech-Impaired BP Worker's Bias Claim Advances

Law360 (March 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a blow to BP Amoco Chemical Co., a federal judge has ruled that the BP Plc subsidiary must face wrongful termination claims by a former employee who alleges he was harassed and ultimately fired because he has a speech impediment.

Judge John D. Rainey of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas denied BP Amoco's summary judgment bid on Tuesday, finding that plaintiff Richard M. Scott, who suffers from a brain disorder that causes his speech to deteriorate “when under great stress,”...
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