Iowa University Loses Lawsuit By Ex-Worker

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

A former Upper Iowa University employee more than $1.1 million in damages, finding she was wrongly fired by the school.

Lynne Seabrooke, of Elgin, sued Upper Iowa last year in federal court claiming the school violated the Americans with Disabilities Acts when it fired her in 2009. She said she was diagnosed with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety.

Seabrooke claimed the university failed to accommodate her problems. Upper Iowa argued Seabrooke did not provide medical documentation and never made a specific request as required by the ADA.

Upper Iowa says Seabrooke was fired because she verbally abused colleagues.

Seabrooke's attorney says she feels vindicated and is happy with the judgment.

An Upper Iowa attorney says the university will appeal.

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