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Disabled US Diplomat Sues State Department, Raising Questions on Federal Job Discrimination

"Disabled but determined," is how the Washington Post described Glassman in its 11/20/12 coverage, an experienced diplomat with primary lateral sclerosis suing over forced retirement after praise for his service in Liberia, Moscow, Minsk, at the UN.

 
 
Jeffrey Glassman, US Diplomat
Jeffrey Glassman, US Diplomat
PRLog - Nov. 22, 2012 - D.C., Wash. -- Washington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/disabled-but-determined-retired-us-diplomat-sues-to-get-his-career-back/2012/11/19/cc2afd0c-1f92-11e2-afca-58c2f5789c5d_story.html

As The Washington Post reports Nov. 20th:

“Jeffrey Glassman began his promising career as a diplomat in the 1980s. He quickly received positions in Liberia and Moscow; he helped set up the U.S. Embassy in a post-Soviet Minsk; he worked under Madeleine Albright at the U.S. mission to the United Nations. But in the 1990s he started to develop symptoms of primary lateral sclerosis, a rare, degenerative disease that has left him barely able to walk or talk. He started receiving less demanding assignments, and in 2010, two years after he was ordered into retirement, he sued the State Department for discrimination.”

According to The Washington Post, "Glassman’s crusade raises important questions that critics say the government has failed to fully address, even as President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have eloquently vowed to combat discrimination against the disabled in federal service."

Observed Glassman, "The law requires the State Department to have an action plan for hiring, assignment and promotion for disabled employees.  It doesn’t."

For interviews with Jeffrey Glassman and details, call Steven Greene  917--656-1837.

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