Walt Disney Company Wins Employment Disability Lawsuit Filed in Orange County
|Walt Disney: Rules are rules, baby!|
Though prior notice was clearly required by company rules--rules that also state three violations would result in termination, Pietro sued Disney for disability discrimination in the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Orange County.
According to Pietro, he was targeted by callous company officials because his failure to obey policy hinged on him being diagnosed with the beginning stages of prostate cancer.
But this month, U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter, a President Bill Clinton appointee, granted summary judgement for Disney by noting in key part that the prostate cancer hadn't reasonably prevented Pietro from obeying the rules by calling his shift manager in advance of skipping work.