Lisa Craib, a 43 year old woman with Asberger’s syndrome, worked at McDonald’s for 21 years. Last March, Craib was told she was “no longer part of the team” and fired. She, along with two other disabled employees, was fired two days after the Shattuck Avenue McDonald’s was sold to Nick Vergis. The previous owner, Mike Maddy, was sympathetic to her disability and contacted California’s Employment Development Department to enlist a job coach to aid Craib with her “performance issues”. Craib filed a discrimination complaint last week under the Americans with Disabilities Act and protested in front of the Downtown Berkeley McDonald’s on Tuesday. If the case is heard in federal court, Craib could be eligible for compensatory damages. 

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