Nurse Settles Suit over DisabilityOctober 3, 2016 |
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 NJ.com 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.