Consumer Law

Former Patient Advocate at Duke Health Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit Against the University

A former patient advocate at Duke Health is suing Duke for employment discrimination due to disability, under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The plaintiff, Jon Davidson, filed the suit against Duke on Nov. 12. Davidson, who requested a trial by jury, formerly worked for Duke as a patient advocate and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease while working in 2015, according to the filing. 

Davidson’s complaint accuses Duke of discriminating on the basis of Davidson’s disability when it terminated him in 2019.

Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations, wrote in an email that Duke does not comment on pending litigation and “will respond through the courts.” 

Read the source article at The Chronicle

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