Anxiety can be a Disability under the ADA


A Tampa Florida federal court allowed a disabilities discrimination Plaintiff to pursue her claim against her employer. In Doers v. Lincare (Case no. 8:14-CV-3168 M.D. Fla.) an employee informed her supervisor that she had anxiety and that she needed a companion dog when traveling. Soon after the Plaintiff informed her supervisor of her disability, the supervisor began writing up the employee, put the employee on a performance plan and fired the employee. Before learning of the employee’s disabilities, the supervisor had given the employee a positive evaluation. The court found