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Pandemonium at DMV

MUDCAT FALLS -- Following in the wake of the recent landmark legal decision in the Frantyska Walsplat discrimination case, lines and complaints at the Barleycorn District State License Bureau are growing exponentially.

"It was surely bad before, but now it is chaos, utter anarchy," said Reverend Arnold Dieselspiel, minister at the Riverside Charismatic Episcopal Church of the Sacred Sunrise, whose patience was sorely tested during an eleven hour wait to renew his driver's license. "And after all of that, they spelled my name wrong like I'm descended from some Zulu warrior."

Walsplat, diagnosed with dyslexia when she was seven years old, was in line for a civil service promotion to Clerk Typist Second Class, but had failed the typing test nine times. Passed over in favor of a state employee capable of typing sixty words per minute, Walsplat sued under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibits private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies and labor unions from discriminating against individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

The state has vowed to appeal the verdict, but in the meantime the Department of Motor Vehicles is under court order to allow the plaintiff to assume her new position and duties.

In an unblemished fourteen year civil service career, Walsplat had previously served the DMV as a copy writer, composing eye charts and standard license plates.



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