No. 97-2025.

140 F.3d 1090 (1998)

Paul TALANDA, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. KFC NATIONAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY, a Delaware Corporation, doing business as KFC, also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, a Delaware Corporation and a subsidiary of Pepsico, Inc., a North Carolina Corporation, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided April 7, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

H. Candace Gorman (argued), Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Louis Theros, Dickinson, Wright, Moon, Van Dusen & Freeman, Chicago, IL, Noel D. Massie, Eric J. Pelton (argued), Kienbaum, Opperwall, Hardy & Pelton, Birmingham, MI, for Defendant-Appellee.

Before WOOD, Jr., RIPPLE and DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judges.

RIPPLE, Circuit Judge.

After KFC National Management Company ("KFC") terminated Paul Talanda's employment, Mr. Talanda responded by filing this lawsuit. The central allegation, and the only one appealed, was that his retaliatory discharge violated the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12213. Mr. Talanda's employment was terminated a few weeks after he had hired Dorothy Bellson to serve customers at the front counter of his KFC restaurant...

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