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8th Circuit revives disability bias lawsuit against N.D. healthcare system
October 18, 2016 / 10:56 AM / a year ago

8th Circuit revives disability bias lawsuit against N.D. healthcare system

A divided federal appeals court on Monday revived a medical technician’s discrimination lawsuit against a North Dakota healthcare system that she says fired her because of her degenerative spine condition.

A panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that Roberta Kowitz’s efforts to notify Trinity Health about her doctor’s recommendation that she not take a mandatory CPR certification test could be enough for a jury to believe she requested a reasonable accommodation.

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