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Ohio resident loses termination lawsuit

Residency Program Insider, December 21, 2010

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The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a medical resident with Asperger’s Disorder in an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit, according to an article in Lexology.com, a legal news service.

The medical resident sued the hospital, alleging that the hospital fired him because of his Asperger’s Disorder and that the hospital did not accommodate the disability. After termination, the resident’s attorney requested that the hospital accommodate the Asperger’s Disorder by educating physicians and nurses on the disease, according to Lexology.com.

The court found that the accomodation requested would not help the resident fulfill his responsibilities as a hospital resident.

For more on the case, visit Lexology.com.
 



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