The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prevents employers from firing someone because of a disability. You know, like a missing foot. The British version is the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA 1995). The ADA would apply to a British company operating on American shores, even if the employee is also British. “American” in this case means located in America.
There were essentially no rights for a disabled employee in 1963. The notion of civil rights for disabled people didn’t get introduced into our cultural dialogue until the 1970s.
And let’s be very clear about something: Guy is perfectly capable of doing his job. “Can’t golf” is the
lamest weakest excuse in history. Saint John Powell and his evil cohorts just don’t want to see him around. They don’t want to feel uncomfortable. They don’t want to be reminded. And they don’t want other people, specifically clients, to be uncomfortable. They don’t want anyone to see a guy (guy/Guy=everyman?) with a visible disability and avert their eyes in that discomfitted way people do, and potentially lose a sale. Golf my ass.
And Guy has no legal rights in this matter.