When I saw the headline, I had one post stuck in my head…then I read it:
A man with a disabled right hand, arm, and leg, is suing Bank of America, saying while his bosses at Merrill Lynch accommodated his disabilities, BofA wasn’t having it when the company took over.
Daniel Herrmann, 38, worked in customer service for Merrill Lynch and later Bank of America before he was allegedly fired in 2010 for coming back from lunch one to two minutes late, ABC News reported Wednesday…..his new supervisors didn’t allow him enough time to type information into the computer between calls, causing his productivity to drop, he says.
“Dan was repeatedly told that accommodating him ‘wouldn’t be fair to people with two hands,’” his lawyer Emily Town told ABC News.
Now I think there are limitations to the Americans with Disabilities Act. In the Animal Husbandry field its expected you might have to lift a 50lb sack of feed or bedding for your work. If you’re the receptionist for a business, and have an uncontrolled seizure disorder, you might not be the ideal face for your business if the first impression for customers is you convulsing under your desk. If you’re a paraplegic, maybe EMS, Fire Fighting, or Law Enforcement isn’t the career path for you.
Still this case reeks of straight up bullshit. Two minuets late for a lunch break? Really? Not given some extra time to enter data into the computer, given that he has a disabled hand? Man this case just stinks. Could be that we’re only hearing one side of the story, but as I read it, I think the bank is being unreasonable.