Narcoleptic pupil sues university
A narcoleptic UK woman who often slept through college classes is suing her former school for not providing her with enough assistance in her studies.
The University of Salford supplied Shelley Maxwell with notes for missed lessons and offered to pay for her to repeat a course, but she felt it wasn’t enough.
Maxwell complained to a review board, which awarded her £2,500 for her troubles and pledged to review its policies on academic assistance. But still, she wasn’t satisfied.
Maxwell wants the school to fork over £34,000 in restitution and admit she was discriminated against due to her disability. An appeals court is waiting to rule on the matter.
Does Maxwell have a case, or is she giving the disabled a bad name?