Employee who allegedly suffered from an anxiety disorder and depressed mood because of her interactions with a former supervisor filed claim against employer under the Rehabilitation Act for failing to accommodate her claimed disability. Employee argued that she was disabled because she was substantially limited in her ability to work because of her mental disorder. The US District Court for the District of Columbia, in Rand v. Geithner, held that while employee might be limited in her ability to work in a particular office for a particular supervisor, she was not substantially limited in her ability to work a particular job or class of jobs. A copy of the decision can be read here.

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