A New Jersey township will pay $175,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by a firefighter, who has attention deficit disorder (ADD).
The firefighter alleged repeated harassment by his supervisor and a failure of the department to accommodate his ADD. The firefighter alleged that shortly after he filed formal harassment complaints, the fire chief transferred him to another firehouse and placed him on a different shift. The firefighter did not agree to these changes, and they did not address his accommodation needs.
The man will continue to work as a firefighter for the township. Craig McCarthy "Edison pays out $175,000 to settle suit over firefighter with ADD," www.nj.com (Sept. 17, 2017).