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Disabled Police Officer Had No Viable Claim Based on City's Refusal to Rehire Him

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, December 22, 2017 | 634 | 0 | 0 min read

A California appellate court ruled that a police officer who established that he had been permanently and totally disabled could not assert a viable claim of disability discrimination against his former employer for refusing to rehire him. Case: Brooks v. City of Los Angeles, No. B280579, 12/20/2017, unpublished. Facts: Mark Brooks began working for the City of Los Angeles as a police officer in 1988. In 2009, Brooks was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He underwent a number of treatments, which caused him to develop incontinence and sleep apnea. Brooks took a medical leave from Octobe...

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