A former employee has sued the State Bar of Texas alleging discrimination based on his disability. The former employee was a lawyer for some 15 years with the State bar. He claims he suffered no problems at work until he disclosed that he suffered from Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, the foot equivalent of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and other related illnesses. Montgomery Miller says he was fired in September, 2010, two weeks after disclosing his illness.
Without knowing more, yes, this does sound like a good case for the employee plaintiff. The Bar better have some good write-ups showing performance issues. Termination within weeks of disclosure puts the employer in a very bad position for a lawsuit. Not many juries will believe that a 15 year employee suddenly started performing poorly immediately after disclosing an illness.