The jury in Iraq veteran Juan Alonzo-Miranda’s case deliberated all day Friday and still could not reach a verdict. At one point, they sent the judge a note saying they could not reach a unanimous agreement. Judge Lamberth, however, told them to continue deliberating. The two opposing lawyers agreed they would accept a 7-1 verdict.
Veteran’s Case Goes to Jury
The jury will decide whether Juan Alonzo-Miranda needed a dog at work to deal with his PTSD. The testimony wrapped up yesterday in the trial regarding his request for an accommodation. Schlumberger hired a psychiatrist to testify. Dr. Seth Silverman never examined Mr. Alonzo-Miranda. All he knows is what he learned by reading documents. But,…
Veteran Tried to Satisfy Employer’s Requirements
Every victim of discrimination experiences what Juan Alonzo-Miranda experienced. After he requested the use of a service dog at work, his employer treated him like the “enemy.” Instead of helping him become a better worker, the employer treated him like the enemy. Crying at times, he described his ordeal in trying to satisfy the employer’s…
Veteran Sues to Bring His Service Dog to Work
There are more and more veteran needing the use of a service dog. A trained service dog will perform several tasks of a veteran suffering from PTSD:
- Watch your back. This is critical to a veteran who constantly looks over his/her shoulder for perceived danger.
- Place himself between the veteran and others who come too