A Million Reasons - Why I Fought for the Rights of the Disabled
After being hired as executive director at Hutchins & Wheeler, Alan Labonte worked diligently to bring the firm out of its deepening financial crisis. He was given a generous salary increase at the end of his first year. But, in the months following his informing the partners that he had contracted multiple sclerosis, he was dismissed "for cause." At first, Alan and his lawyer sought only a modest financial settlement. Hutchins & Wheeler's stubborn position carried the case into a classic legal battle under the Massachusetts statute prohibiting handicap discrimination. The landmark decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Court set a new legal precedent for people with disabilities in America. A Million Reasons is both a true legal drama but just as importantly a highly personal, spiritual journey taken by Alan Labonte to reach the final verdict.
Hardcover, 236 pages.