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Pierce County, Washington Pays $8,460 Settlement for ADA Violation

Washington State’s Pierce County paid $8,460 to settle a county employee’s grievance for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Pierce County guard Kelly R. Berg was diagnosed with chronic common migraine and obstructed sleep apnea. Her treating physician, Dr. Galvon, sent several letters to Pierce County outlining her condition. As a result, Pierce County arranged a part-time schedule to reasonably accommodate Berg’s disability, creating a 24-hour per week work schedule.

Then Berg received an order requiring her to report for a 40-hour work week, contrary to her doctor’s advice and instruction.

Berg filed a grievance on August 2, 2006 for violation of the ADA. Pierce County settled her grievance on March 17, 2008. She was represented by Puyallup attorney Roger C. Cartwright.

See: In re Berg, no claim # found.

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In re Berg