Queen Sheila sued by former staffer

Disabled ex-aide sues Jackson Lee: Cites remarks, workplace conditions - Jim McElhatton, Washington Times

When Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee spoke at a House hearing last year, she made clear the federal government needed to do more to help disabled Americans and even talked of plans to introduce legislation named after singer Stevie Wonder to help disabled schoolchildren.

Queen Sheila Jackson Lee
But a former top aide to the Texas Democrat, said the lawmaker’s public support for the disabled was nowhere to be found in her own congressional office when it came to the aide’s vision impairment. Mona Floyd, who served as the congresswoman’s legislative director, has monocular vision. She said she was told by Mrs. Jackson Lee in a private conversation within weeks of the hearing, “I don’t care anything about your disability.”

Another time, when Ms. Floyd, a lawyer, brought up her disability, she said another staffer told her the congresswoman had said, “I don’t give a damn about her disability.”

The accusations were outlined in a sharply-worded lawsuit filed recently in federal court in Washington, which seeks unspecified pay and compensatory and punitive damages.

We knew from a previous report that Queen Sheila wasn't exactly a joy to work for. It seems that it's even worse for staffers with disabilities.

AND.... now we also know why Queen Sheila was trying to change the topic the same day this story appeared by announcing to the local TV stations she was rushing back to DC to save the debt-ceiling talks!

Posted by Kevin Whited @ 07/12/11 07:55 PM | Print |

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