Discrimination Disability – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Emergency Medical Technician was terminated after his employer learned that he suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from his military service. We brought a complaint before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”) for discrimination based upon his disability. The employer claimed that the EMT was fired for violation of their patient handling policies. We were able to show that the employer’s reasons for termination were pre-textual, as the alleged wrongdoing by the EMT occurred more than six weeks prior to the termination, and the EMT was fired two days after the employer learned of the PTSD.