OPEN MINDS The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News McElrath vs. Kemp started in early in 1989, when Carol McElrath was fired from her job at the Department Of Housing And Urban Development due to the effects of her alcoholism. McElraths attorney, Frank Ridley, asked Judge Stanley Sporkin to order that McElrath be reinstated and be granted leave without pay to seek medical treatment. Judge Sporkin ruled for McElrath on March 22, 1989. In the months that followed, McElrath completed a 3-week rehabilitation program . . .