- May 13, 2012
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She lost the appeal but will likely try again. Do doctors who are offended by blood get to sue also?
Pedophobic Ohio teacher s lawsuit dismissed - UPI.com
feb 12 2015
An Ohio teacher with a phobia of young children lost an appeal accusing her former district of failing to accommodate her disability.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati rejected the appeal from Maria Waltherr-Willard, 63, who had accused the Mariemont district of age discrimination and a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Waltherr-Willard, a French and Spanish teacher, alleged the district knew she suffered from pedophobia, a fear of small children, when she was transferred in 2009 from Mariemont High School to the district's middle school.
The teacher, who retired in January 2011 when her request to be transferred back to the high school was denied, accused the school district of age discrimination for giving the high school Spanish teacher position to a younger instructor and a violation of the ADA for failing to accommodate her pedophobia.