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Friday, May 31, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: "What’s important when you have two people with disabilities is you don’t treat one as inherently more important than the other”

The headline is from a May 10, 2010 ILB post quoting a NYTimes story about Emily Kysel.

Today Jon Murray reports in the Indianapolis Star on Ms. Kysel, via a story headed "Indianapolis pays $85,000 to settle former worker's suit over paprika-sniffing dog." The story begins:

Indianapolis officials have paid $85,000 to settle a former city employee’s claim that her bosses discriminated against her because of her severe food allergy to paprika.

The three-year-old dispute centered on whether Emily S. Kysel, then an analyst at the Department of Code Enforcement, could bring her specially trained service dog Penny to work. Her bosses had allowed her to bring the dog, Kysel has said, but they withdrew permission after another employee who was allergic to the dog suffered a reaction on the first day.

The city admitted no fault in the recent settlement, which The Star obtained today from the city’s legal office. But officials agreed to “undertake training of Department of Code Enforcement employees in accommodating individuals with disabilities,” according to the document.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 31, 2013 03:19 PM
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