Gambini v. Total Renal Care (2005)
Joining other disability and women's right organizations, DREDF is an amicus in Gambini v. Total Renal Care. The case involves an employee who was admittedly fired due to the employer's unwarranted and unsubstantiated fears that the employee posed a risk of violence due to her psychiatric disability. There was no objective or medical evaluation of the worker's ability to safely and effectively work, and she in fact did not pose any threat. The employee asked for, and did not get, a jury instruction on direct threat.