Jury concludes that FBI violated the Americans with Disabilities Act
Jury concludes that FBI violated the Americans With Disabilities Act when it refused to hire a diabetic as a Special Agent. – Kapche v. Holder.
David Cashdan was a member of the attorney team that recently secured a disability discrimination victory in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for Jeff Kapche who has Diabetes I. The FBI had refused to hire Mr. Kapche because he chose to manage his type 1 diabetes with insulin injections. Even though Mr. Kapche had an impeccable record of managing his diabetes without complications and an outstanding record of 15 years as a law enforcement officer with the Texas Sheriff’s Office and the San Antonio Police Department, the FBI required that Special Agents use insulin pumps and not injection therapy. On May 21st of this year, the jury determined that the FBI had violated the Americans With Disabilities Act and awarded Mr. Kapche $100,000 in compensatory damages.