Senator From Minnesota Sued For Disability Discrimination
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
June 4, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC--A former aide to Senator Mark Dayton, (D-Minnesota), is suing the lawmaker claiming he was fired illegally as a form of disability discrimination.
Brad Hanson, who was manager of Dayton's Minnesota office until this past September, said the senator fired him after they met to discuss Hanson's need for a heart operation.
In the suit Hanson filed last week, he accuses Dayton of violating the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Hanson wants his job back, along with back pay and unspecified damages.
Dayton chief of staff, Sarah Dahlin, called Hanson's allegations "completely untrue".