A University registrar has won a jury verdict of $1.1 million for damages and back pay in her lawsuit claiming she was fired in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Lynne Seabrooke, a registrar for Upper Iowa University, suffered from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and related problems. She sought accommodation for these conditions but her employer responded by increasing her workload.

Source:  Chicago Tribune

Not every condition qualifies as a "disability" covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or by its Kentucky counterpart. You can learn more about what is a "disability" covered by the ADA here

If an employee suffers from a "disability" covered by the ADA, the employer has a duty to provide a "reasonable accomodation" for the disability.

You can learn more about what a "reasonable accomodation" may be: What is an employer required to consider for a reasonable accomodation under the ADA?


Lexington, Kentucky disability discrimination lawyer Robert Abell represents employees in cases under the Americans with disabilities act (ADA); contact him at 859-254-7076. 

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