A worker fired because his employer refused to reasonably accomodate his disability, depression, won a $1.8 million jury verdict. The employee, Scott Jones, suffered from depression and an impairment to his ability to concentrate. He advised his supervisor of his condition and was referred to an employee assistance program. He was fired three months later for alleged poor job performance, although his performance reviews reflected satisfactory evaluations.
Robert L. Abell, a lawyer in Lexington, Kentucky, represents individuals in disability discrimination claims and cases under the Americans With Disabilities Act and Kentucky law.