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MOGOP: Nixon Sued Personally and as AG for Firing Quadriplegic: Dem Legal Woes Continue

October 29th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

“Nixon calls for renewed efforts against discrimination” (Nixon press release 2/11/98)

JEFFERSON CITY – Jay Nixon is heading to federal court this week for firing a quadriplegic because Nixon made the arbitrary decision that she couldn’t do her job. Nixon officially joins the growing number of Democrats who find themselves in serious trouble with the law.

The lawsuit against Nixon says that 15-year-veteran attorney Marla Grothoff was fired by Nixon after responsibility for staff attorneys within the Department of Social Service Enforcement Division were handed over to the attorney general’s office. Nixon is being sued both as the attorney general and as an individual. A settlement conference in the case will be held at 9:30 a.m. this Friday, November 2, in the U.S. District Court for Western Missouri in Jefferson City.

“In effectively discharging the Plaintiff and refusing to further employ her, Defendant failed to make reasonable employment accommodations for Plaintiff’s disability, and Defendant discriminated against Plaintiff in violation of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and Section 504, specifically because of Plaintiff’s disability,” the lawsuit filed in Boone County Circuit Court on November 23, 2004, said. Read more…

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