According to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, efforts to oust Bob Ryan as the Mayor of Sheboygan because of his alcohol-related antics may have hit a snag.
That snag? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which the courts have found covers alcoholism.
The ADA prohibits someone from losing their job simply because of a condition that is categorized as a disability, and Ryan’s lawyer is arguing that while Ryan has had some much-publicized problems during his drinking binges, he has not done anything in the official performance of his duties to warrant being “fired.”
However, while Sheboygan’s Common Council may not be able to remove Bob Ryan from office because of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a possible recall effort against Ryan would face no such obstacles.