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  1. #1 Ex-Aide's Lawsuit Claims Rep. Jackson Lee Mocked, Disregarded Her Disability 
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    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."
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    I thought Congress was exempt from employment
    discrimination laws.
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    The ADA is one of the most onerous(sp?) frauds every to be foisted upon the American workplace...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    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....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    The ADA is one of the most onerous(sp?) frauds every to be foisted upon the American workplace...
    Why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    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.
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