CHICAGO — An employee is suing the City of Chicago, an employer, citing alleged disability discrimination, failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations, and retaliation.
Joseph Presti filed a complaint on June 21, in Cook County Circuit Court against the city, alleging that the employer refused to provide the plaintiff with proper accommodations based on his disability.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, between 2009 and 2016, he suffered a disability and requested reasonable accommodations for his disability, but the city did not grant the accommodation and instead retaliated against him. The plaintiff holds the city responsible because the defendant allegedly approved the plaintiff's request for accommodations because of his disability but his immediate supervisors failed to implement such requests and instead gave him unfavorable assignments as retaliation.
The plaintiff seeks compensatory and consequential damages, punitive damages, nominal damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by Deidre Baumann of Baumann & Shuldiner in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court Case number 16L006121