Bloomberg News reports that Michael Johnson, a former managing director in the asset manager’s credit team, claimed he was dismissed a year ago "without any warning," four working days after he returned to work following treatment for motor neurone disease, according to the lawsuit. In his settlement, he agreed that his firing didn’t have anything to do with his disability, Fortress said in an e-mail.
Johnson’s boss, Christopher Linkas, said while giving evidence that he mistook the early signs of the disease for a soccer injury. Johnson suffers with motor neurone disease - known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig disease in the U.S.
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