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Debbie Emery - February 2017
A former employee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has brought a discrimination lawsuit against them for allegedly refusing to comply with his doctor's instructions and requests for him to work from home.
Rodolfo Davila began working at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in 2012, receiving excellent performance reviews until May 2015 when he was told he had a large tumor on his heart and lungs. Following seven rounds of chemo, a stent implant, and heart surgery, he survived and went into remission. Per his doctors requests, he was permitted to work from home and the office, splitting his time as needed.
This was fine until he got a new managing director of human resources who stated his doctor's note was too vague and said he needed to go on part-time disability leave. He was then barred from the company network and from entering the building. Next he was sent an email entitled "Separation Agreement" and was informed he would be terminated.
For more on the lawsuit, click here.
Original source: www.chron.com