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Nurse Settles Suit over Disability


by Associated Press

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.— The attorney for a former New Jersey school nurse who accused her bosses of discrimination based on her disability says his client has reached a $2 million settlement with a board of education.

Rose Martinez’s attorney tells the settlement comes as she has been testifying about her attempts to seek help prior to her retirement on disability.

Martinez had been a tenured nurse at Livingston Elementary School in New Brunswick. She says she has a vision condition and began experiencing health issues, including dizziness and headaches, after the district moved to electronic pupil records.
Her lawsuit says several years of accommodation requests were denied.

A representative for New Brunswick Public Schools says the tentative settlement must still be approved by the board of education.