Fired police dispatcher sues Hillside

Fired police dispatcher sues Hillside

There are 72 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 5, 2009, titled Fired police dispatcher sues Hillside. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Should someone with narcolepsy - a neurological disorder that can cause people to unexpectedly fall asleep - be allowed to work as a police dispatcher? That's the question raised in a federal lawsuit by a ...

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Woodridge, IL

#65 Mar 6, 2009
sounds like she is slinging you know what on the wall to see what sticks. how fitting to have an attorney with the name of crooks. he sounds like one himself.
Jerry Y

Collierville, TN

#66 Mar 6, 2009
Hillside always did suck.
Jerry Y

Collierville, TN

#67 Mar 6, 2009
FapFap wrote:
To bad there is not a law out there about people with disabilities
Fap Fap your a smuck
Tired of Stupid people

Minneapolis, MN

#68 Mar 6, 2009
This person says she "felt it was the honest thing to do" when she told a supervisor before her first shift working alone that she was narcoleptic. This crook attorney, oh i mean crooks for got the s, said that she never fell asleep in ten weeks of training.
The honest thing to do would have been to the police department that she suffer from narcolepsy when she was being interviewed and then she probably would not have been hired in the first place.
But if she was "honest" then she would not be able to sue the police department and get whats due to her.
Give me a break this person she be countersued by the Hillside Police dept. for wasting there time and ten weeks of training and this crook attorney should be disbarred.
Take responsibility for your own actions and be greatful you got paid for ten weeks. I hope the police department fights this lawsuit and does not settle it just make it go away.
I'm tired of stupid people making stupid decisions and then when they get caught and fired for being stupid think they can sue and get a big pay day......makes me sick.

Woodridge, IL

#69 Mar 7, 2009
You know this Crooks guy seems familiar. Oh that's right, didn't he represent someone else who sued Hillside and the whole thing was found to be false? What is it with guy? Is he just out for a quick buck and make Hillside look bad? It seems to me that the Hillside Police should countersue her and Crooked, oops I mean Crooks, for false accusations.

Milton, MA

#70 Mar 7, 2009
I can't figure out why she'd be working alone to begin with. Why take the risk that something (heart attack, stroke, choking, sleeping, murder) happens to your only dispatcher?

From the ADA: "Employers may not ask job applicants about the existence, nature, or severity of a disability. Applicants may be asked about their ability to perform specific job functions."

If her condition is controlled by medication, she did not lie about her ability to perform the job. She successfully completed training and had no trouble staying awake. In mentioning her sleep disorder before working alone, she revealed a human side (gasp) and was possibly intending to ask for reasonable accomodation (like not working solo shifts or hours which would aggravate her disorder).

They went way overboard if they fired her because of that. If discrimination has occurred, I hope she wins. As a person with a medically controlled illness, I am also tired of being discriminated against overtly and/or covertly in our society's competitive rush to squeeze every dehumanized drop of profit or performance out of human beings. When we all have to be above-average robots or risk being unemployable, you know the scales have tipped too far.

Milton, MA

#71 Mar 7, 2009
Tired of Stupid people wrote:
The honest thing to do would have been to the police department that she suffer from narcolepsy when she was being interviewed and then she probably would not have been hired in the first place.
This is precisely why employers are not allowed to ask about stuff like this during job interviews. Did you know they're not allowed to ask you how old you are, what your marital status is, whether you have kids, etc? This is to prevent them from hiring the guy with six kids over the single guy because "he needs the money more" or not hiring the woman with six kids because "she'll take more days off" than the unmarried gal. You know, making decisions about employees using information other than their ability to perform the job. Discrimination.

Volunteering information about any disability, even if the disability does not interfere with your ability to perform the job duties, will automatically get your resume thrown out. That's why we have a law about it!

Your idea is that she should have been "honest" so the interviewer could have discriminated against her right away, an act which would have been nearly impossible to prove in a court of law. She was accepted to the job on her merits and then rejected. It is now much easier to argue that discrimination has occurred.
Elmhurst Mom

Spotsylvania, VA

#72 Mar 8, 2009
Mrs Anthony Raymond wrote:
I say let her work.
And leave my husband out of it.
Officer Anthony Raymond's (Hillside Police Officer killed in the line of duty)wife (Margaret)is deceased.
Civil Servant

Chicago, IL

#73 Mar 12, 2009
If she had a medical condition that she only discloed after being hired, she siply has no case. And it looks like she was setting it all up in the first place. If she did disclose it and fied her later that is wrong. They could however ove her to another position.

But knowing she could fall asleep on the job, why did she apply for it in the first place. STUPID!?


This is why I don't believe in ailments that you can't see. To easy to fake or too easy to hide. What would have happened if she fell asleep on a very importatnt 911 call?

Hillside that rundown suburb on Chicago's city limits.

Since: Feb 12

Hanoi, Vietnam

#74 Jun 22, 2012
Elmhurst Mom wrote:
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Officer Anthony Raymond's (Hillside Police Officer killed in the line of duty)wife (Margaret)is deceased.
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bob from berkeley

Elmhurst, IL

#75 Jun 22, 2012
is she black?

Hillside, IL

#76 Mar 20, 2013
bob from berkeley wrote:
is she black?
No she is not

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