No. 11-1573.

681 F.3d 591 (2012)

Carolyn McKay SYDNOR, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Decided: June 19, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

ARGUED: Ellen Kyriacou Renaud , Swick & Shapiro, PC, Washington, D.C., for Appellant. James Edward Wilcox, Jr. , County Attorney's Office, Fairfax, Virginia, for Appellee. ON BRIEF: David P. Bobzien , County Attorney, Peter D. Andreoli, Jr. , Deputy County Attorney, County Attorney's Office, Fairfax, Virginia, for Appellee.

Reversed and remanded by published opinion. Judge WILKINSON wrote the opinion, in which Judge GREGORY and Judge FLOYD joined.


WILKINSON, Circuit Judge:

The plaintiff in this case brought a discrimination claim against her former employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq., for denying her a reasonable accommodation following her foot surgery. The district court dismissed her case after concluding she had failed to exhaust her administrative remedies by not filing her proposed accommodation with the Equal Employment Opportunity...

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