Fired Hillsboro cop’s rude behavior due to ADHD not a disability according to ADA, appeals panel rules

The Oregonian, August 18, 2014

The city of Hillsboro did not violate federal disability law when it fired a police sergeant who claimed his rude behavior stemmed from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a federal appeals panel decided.

In a 2-1 ruling issued Friday, a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel overturned a 2012 jury decision, saying no reasonable jury could have concluded that Matthew Weaving’s ADHD-fueled interpersonal problems amounted to a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

His personal conflicts with other officers did not substantially limit his ability to work, federal appeals court judge William Fletcher wrote, noting evidence that Weaving was a skilled officer selected for high-level assignments. Nor did his ADHD substantially limit his ability to interact with others, he wrote, which is different than the ability to get along. …Continue reading at