quadriplegic sues Apprentice before applying, saying rules violate the ADA.

quadriplegic sues Apprentice before applying, saying rules violate the ADA.
A quadriplegic lawyer is suing The Apprentice‘s producers, before he has even applied for the show. James W. Schottel Jr., a lawyer, says “that audition rules demanding ‘excellent physical’ health are discriminatory,” according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He “wants a preliminary injunction to block the show from holding contestant interviews scheduled for Friday in St. Louis until his case is heard. Beyond that, he wants an order that he ‘and others similarly situated’ be considered for the program.” The show, he says, violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. Of course, he’s arguing this before applying or being rejected. What would Donald Trump think of his lawsuit? “I think that if anything, he would admire me for standing up for what I believe in,” Schottel told the paper.

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