Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cancer Victim Fired For Disclosing Brain Tumor Has Claim For Disability Discrimination

Today's Workplace
June 13th, 2011 Ellen Simon

A U.S. District Court in Texas ruled that a Houston P.F.Chang’s restaurant may have violated the Americans with Disability Act when it fired one of its restaurant managers three days after he disclosed that he had a brain tumor.

On June 8, 2009 Jason Meinelt was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He told his boss, Michael Brown, the same day and also told him that he would probably have surgery in August and could be out for six to eight months. Brown was supervised by Glenn Piner. Bown told Piner immediately about Meinelt’s condition.

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