A federal judge has sided with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice in a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claiming the Winston-Salem-based law firm violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by firing an employee because of a disability.

U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Eagles granted summary judgment to Womble Carlyle after finding that the employee, a cancer survivor, did not qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The employee was fired because…