Former Dolphins’ Scout Claims Team Fired Him For Helping Sick Wife

Nate Sullivan

Former Miami Dolphins’ scout Nate Sullivan was hired in 1997. Sullivan’s wife has cystic fibrosis and it’s because of her illness that he was allowed to work from home.

Well, once general manager Dennis Hickey came on board, Sullivan was fired.

According to Yahoo Sports, Sullivan claims that his termination violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Sullivan’s attorney quotes Title 29 of the ADA, saying “it is unlawful for a covered entity to exclude or deny equal jobs or benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against, a qualified individual with whom the qualified individual is known to have a family, business, social or other relationship or association.”

His attorney says that their goal is have Sullivan reinstated to his previous position or they are prepared to seek damages.

For more on this story visit: Anwar S. Richardson, Yahoo Sports