NYC Fire Inspector With Asperger's Loses ADA Appeal

Law360, New York (August 28, 2014, 4:14 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Thursday cleared the New York Fire Department of allegations it discriminated against a former employee with Asperger's Syndrome, saying the worker was fired for legitimate business reasons after a string of misconduct, not because of his disability.

In a summary order, a three-judge Second Circuit panel shot down claims brought against New York City and its fire department by Glenn Krasner, who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome and alleged he was fired in violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and the city's human rights law. Krasner worked as a fire protection inspector from 1992 to his...

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