MIAMI – A disabled person is suing the operators of a college alleging she was discriminated against while a student.
Carol Iaciofano filed a complaint on May 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against
School Board of Broward County, Florida and the Florida Department of Education
alleging violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff enrolled at Atlantic Technical College, which was operated by the school board, to study to be a court reporter. While a student there, she alleges that she was subjected to discrimination and harassment. As a direct result, she claims she has suffered damages, including lost wages, lost job opportunities, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of income, among others. The plaintiff holds School Board of Broward County, Florida and Florida Department of Education responsible because the defendants allegedly denied her the ability to enjoy the right/privilege to participate in training/education to become a certified court reporter, failed to perform and investigate why she was not on track to complete her program and ceased funding her continuing educational training.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for all damages, attorney’s fees, costs of this action and any other relief this court deems proper. She is represented by Charles Eiss, Lindsay M. Massillon and Nathaly Lewis of Law Office of Charles Eiss PL in Plantation.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:16-cv-60963