Puerto Rico Federal Judge: Discrimination Claim Valid, But Money Damages Barred

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A woman who alleges that she was discharged from her position as legislative adviser to the Puerto Rico House of Representatives because she has a disability presents a prima facie case of discrimination, but her claim for monetary damages is barred by the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge in Puerto Rico held April 16 (Celia M. Pagan-Torres v. The House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, et al.,  No. 10-1265, D. Puerto Rico; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53170).

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