“Narcoleptic Hillside dispatcher settles wrongful termination suit”

by Walter Olson on December 7, 2009

Illinois: “A Hillside police dispatcher who was fired after telling a supervisor she suffered from narcolepsy– which can cause its victims to fall asleep unexpectedly — has tentatively settled her lawsuit against the west suburban town.” [WGN Chicago; & welcome Above the Law readers]

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1 Bob Lipton 12.07.09 at 8:56 am

How will she stay awake during the trial?

Bob

2 Chris Hoey 12.07.09 at 1:01 pm

Why the surprise? Michigan has a case where a narcoleptic surgeon was awarded $610,000.00.

3 Dwight Brown 12.07.09 at 3:17 pm

The good news is that she can now take her settlement money and embark on a second career as a stand-up comic.

4 Bill Poser 12.08.09 at 2:10 am

I don’t think that this woman’s case was frivolous at all. Sure, suddenly falling asleep while working alone would be a bad thing, but according to the article, her narcolepsy is controlled by medication. If a condition is fully controlled by medication and the person consistently takes the medication, there’s no risk.

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