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EDVA: Separation was due to absences, not disability (access required)

Although the plaintiff’s employment was terminated a matter of days after she disclosed her disability, her much-longer history of excessive absences — unrelated to her disability — constituted a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason for separation. Background On April 22, 2013, Plaintiff Rachel Watson began work on a probationary basis as a mental health therapist for the Fairfax-Falls Church ...