Fired Employee Says Amazon Would not Accommodate Her ADHD

Law360 (April 2, 2021, 6:50 p.m. EDT) – A former Amazon warehouse worker has sued the e-commerce behemoth in federal court in New York for allegedly firing her while she was in between prescription refills for her ADHD medication found the company violated the federal Discrimination Act by refusing to temporarily reassign their other work.

Kristen Kerns, a former employee of Amazon’s DNY4 facility in Bethpage, New York, said in a complaint filed Thursday that she had informed her manager about how the brief outage on her medication would affect her productivity. Even though Amazon knew she had a disability, it turned down her application for accommodation to get a job with less meticulous …

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