Fired Specialist for Disabled Individuals Claims Disability Discrimination


​A recreation specialist for individuals with disabilities who was fired after she left a camping trip for adolescents she was supervising when she became anxious about staffing issues can take her Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims to trial, a federal district court ruled.

The Northern Suburban Special Recreation District provides recreation opportunities to people with disabilities. The district hired the plaintiff as a site coordinator and eventually promoted her to recreation specialist for adults. The job description required her to lead recreation programs and overnight trips for individuals with disabilities and adapt to changes in assignments and scheduling.

The district scheduled a four-day event for adolescents at Camp Duncan…


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Credit to Jeffrey Rhodes for the original post.

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