A retired Fulton County School District teacher was awarded $225,000 for claims the district violated his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act by continually refusing requests that he be placed in a different job to accommodate multiple conditions including diabetes and hypertension.  

On Monday, the federal district court jury awarded former special education teacher Alexander Lake $25,000 in compensatory damages for uncompensated time off to deal with his medical issues and $200,000 for emotional pain and anguish.