After going on leave due to what he claimed was pain from a degenerative bulging disc, Connorton said all he could do was lie in bed or on the sofa. But investigators hired by his employers filmed Connorton, a hapkido instructor, teaching multiple classes, demonstrating techniques and carrying a large training bag 100 meters on his shoulder. When confronted with the evidence at a disciplinary hearing, Connorton said he couldn't remember if he attended the classes because of pain medication he was taking. He was subsequently fired and brought his discrimination suit but the court dismissed the suit saying Connorton failed to provide a satisfactory explanation for attending the hapkido class.
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