Desk Clerk Can't Prove Disability In ADA Suit Against Hotel

By Adam Lidgett (April 7, 2017, 3:16 PM EDT) -- A Seventh Circuit panel on Thursday affirmed a quick win given to Travelodge Hotel Chicago in an Americans with Disabilities Act suit from a former employee who was fired after being caught sleeping in a lobby while a fight broke out among guests, agreeing with a lower court that he didn't try to prove he fits under various definitions of a disability under the ADA.

In a three-page ruling, the panel affirmed a summary judgment award given to New Harrison Hotel Corp., which does business as Travelodge Hotel Chicago, in former front desk clerk George D. Hirmiz's suit that claimed his...

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