Tuesday, October 23, 2007
NPR features ADA Restoration story
National Public Radio (NPR) featured a piece on ADA Restoration yesterday on "All Things Considered," which explains the need for ADA Restoration by telling the story of Stephen Orr, a pharmacist with diabetes who when fired by Wal-Mart, was told he was being fired because he was diabetic. Despite this blatant discrimination on the basis of his disability, when he sued under the ADA, the court sided with Wal-Mart, finding Mr. Orr "not disabled" because he managed his diabetes well with his insulin.
Mr. Orr was one of a panel of five who testified October 4 before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties on H.R. 3195, the ADA Restoration Act of 2007.
Listen to the NPR audio file and read the accompanying news story here.
Read Stephen Orr's testimony from the House Judiciary hearing on ADA Restoration.
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