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NJ woman files lawsuit against ex-employer over anxiety related to rush hour driving

Andrea DeGerolamo claims that the extreme anxiety she experienced while driving to work at Fulton Financial qualified "her as being disabled.”
By Evan Bleier   |   June 25, 2014 at 12:21 PM   |   Comments

BERLIN, N.J., June 25 (UPI) -- A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit against her former employer that alleges she was discriminated against by not being allowed to change her works hours to avoid driving in rush hour traffic.

According to the suit, the anxiety that Andrea DeGerolamo experienced while driving to work at Fulton Financial was extreme enough to qualify "her as being disabled."

The marketing consultant "began to feel great anxiety and depression, which was especially aggravated by crowded roadways experienced during the heavy traffic of rush hour."

DeGerolamo took a medical leave of absence in August 2012 and when she returned to work in November, she asked to change her schedule so she could avoid rush hour, the Courier-Post reported.

The company honored DeGerolam's request by giving her a more clerical position. She was fired after objecting to the new position.

DeGerolamo's lawsuit is seeking unspecified financial damages.

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