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djones520
07-12-2011, 01:23 PM
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's former legislative director is suing the Democratic congresswoman, claiming she made "humiliating" comments about her vision disability while refusing to do anything to accommodate her.

At one point, the lawsuit claims, the congresswoman told her: "I don't care anything about your disability."

The lawsuit, filed last month in District of Columbia federal court, seeks unspecified damages in the form of "back and front pay," as well as punitive damages. Former aide Mona Floyd claims Jackson Lee's treatment of her amounted to "unlawful discrimination" and contributed to her resignation last fall.

The suit states that Floyd suffers from "monocular vision," causing eye fatigue and reducing reading speed -- symptoms that worsen without adequate rest during the day.

Floyd claims that after she came to work for Jackson Lee as legislative director and chief counsel in early 2010, the congresswoman did not follow through on a pledge from her office to "accommodate her disability."



http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/11/former-aide-sues-rep-jackson-lee/?test=latestnews

The compassionate ones, yep. :rolleyes:

Articulate_Ape
07-12-2011, 01:31 PM
Sheila Jackson Lee is like the poster child for the hypocrisy and total disregard for the "little people" that exists on the left.

Classic Rep. Lee:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L3FnWNkIzU

And they wonder why Americans are throwing their asses out of office?

Novaheart
07-12-2011, 02:42 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/11/former-aide-sues-rep-jackson-lee/?test=latestnews

The compassionate ones, yep. :rolleyes:

I thought Congress was exempt from employment
discrimination laws.

Apache
07-12-2011, 06:07 PM
The ADA is one of the most onerous(sp?) frauds every to be foisted upon the American workplace...

djones520
07-12-2011, 06:10 PM
The ADA is one of the most onerous(sp?) frauds every to be foisted upon the American workplace...

Maybe so, but I'll still take a bit of pleasure it watching it bite a Dem in the ass. :D

Apache
07-12-2011, 06:22 PM
Maybe so, but I'll still take a bit of pleasure it watching it bite a Dem in the ass. :D

Do you really think she'll lose....:rolleyes:

Novaheart
07-12-2011, 08:11 PM
The ADA is one of the most onerous(sp?) frauds every to be foisted upon the American workplace...

Why?

Apache
07-12-2011, 09:03 PM
Why?

Tip (http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050408/news_lz1e8poochlgn.html)

SaintLouieWoman
07-12-2011, 10:23 PM
Maybe so, but I'll still take a bit of pleasure it watching it bite a Dem in the ass. :D
So will I. :D

Novaheart
07-13-2011, 11:19 AM
Tip (http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050408/news_lz1e8poochlgn.html)

Yes, ADA has been abused. So has FMLA, nondiscrimination laws, tax laws, historic preservation laws, building codes, you name it. That doesn't mean these things should be done away with. The article you linked noted that changes were being made to address the problem.

If it weren't for the ADA, I can't tell you how much harder life would be for those of us who have a disabled family member not to mention the disabled themselves. When I was a kid, the only place that had bathrooms that worked for a person in a wheelchair was the hospital.

Apache
07-13-2011, 11:53 PM
Yes, ADA has been abused. So has FMLA, nondiscrimination laws, tax laws, historic preservation laws, building codes, you name it. That doesn't mean these things should be done away with. The article you linked noted that changes were being made to address the problem.

If it weren't for the ADA, I can't tell you how much harder life would be for those of us who have a disabled family member not to mention the disabled themselves. When I was a kid, the only place that had bathrooms that worked for a person in a wheelchair was the hospital.

Where, pray-tell, did I suggest it should be done away with?

jnkbortka
07-14-2011, 12:37 AM
Yes, ADA has been abused. So has FMLA, nondiscrimination laws, tax laws, historic preservation laws, building codes, you name it. That doesn't mean these things should be done away with. The article you linked noted that changes were being made to address the problem.

several of these should be done away with

Apache
07-14-2011, 12:40 AM
several of these should be done away with

Done away with? No. Pared WAY back...... Oh YES ;)

jnkbortka
07-14-2011, 10:38 AM
Done away with? No. Pared WAY back...... Oh YES ;)

nondiscrimination laws?