Sleep Problems Fall Under Rehabilitation Act: Court

Law360, New York (July 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has allowed a former FBI Academy student to move ahead with his disability and pretext claims against the training unit for allegedly dismissing him because of his post-traumatic stress disorder that kept him from getting enough sleep.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit found on Tuesday that the district court should not have granted summary judgment to the FBI Academy on some of Martin Desmond’s allegations. Sleeping is a “major life activity” protected under the Rehabilitation Act and Desmond’s...
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