Court Denies Officer’s Request For 22 Years Of ‘Front Pay’

On May 25, 2012, a jury found that Matthew Weaving, a sergeant with the Hillsboro, Oregon Police Department, had a disability of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) under the Americans with Disabilities Act and parallel Oregon law. In addition, the jury found that the City failed to reasonably accommodate Weaving’s ADHD and that Weaving was discharged because he had ADHD. Accordingly, the jury awarded Weaving $75,000 in compensatory damages….

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Detention Deputy Loses ADHD Disability Claim

James Johnson was a detention deputy for the Sedgwick County, Kansas Sheriff’s Department. When the County terminated him for repeatedly falling asleep at work, he filed a lawsuit under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), contending that he was illegally fired for his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A federal court trial judge rejected Johnson’s lawsuit, finding he had failed to establish that he had a “disability” as defined by…

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