Firing an Employee Because of His Heart Problems? Rethink That One

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Jonathan Baum worked as a scheduler for Metro Restoration Services.

In late 2014, he began to suffer cardiac problems. Over the course of the next several months, he went to the ER fearing a heart attack, had a heart catheter implanted, had an echocardiogram and wore a heart monitor. He occasionally also missed work for medical tests and treatments and sometimes worked remotely. His boss, and the owner of Metro, Patrick Cahill, was aware of Baum’s medical issues.

Following a work day on which Baum had worked remotely from his home, Cahill fired him. The expressly stated reason: “health issues

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