I feel that I am being discriminated against. I have applied to a school district where I was employed for ten years. I had excellent evaluations as a teacher. I am trying to obtain a teacher aid position for which I know I am well qualified for. I have applied to over 20 positions and have not heard from anyone. I have gone on about three interviews for positions that were directly related to my certifications and the interviews went well but I never heard from them again. The main reason that I feel that I am being discriminated against is because the district knows that I have a disability for which I requested accommodations due to a mental condition. I received the accommodations and performed very well in my position. I decided to leave the district for professional growth but I did not enjoy working at the other district so I decided to return to my former employer. Do you think that I have a valid complaint?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Texas
I have applied and spoke to the Assistant Superintendent who I have known for years. I also spoke with a Human Resource Administrator who I have know for years.
Good afternoon,I'm sorry to hear of the situation.If you are in fact being denied a position based on your disability and your need for accommodations, then yes, you would seem to have a valid complaint. Unfortunately, I can not make the determination whether that is a fact, or just your supposition.Under the circumstances though, based on your past experience and credentials, id does raise a red flag. Under the circumstances you may want to consider filing a formal discrimination complaint with the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). If your company has 15 or more employees, they are prohibited from discriminating against you. To file a complaint with the EEOC, contact the nearest Equal Employment Opportunity Commission field office. To be automatically connected with the nearest office, call(NNN) NNN-NNNN EEOC website: www.eeoc.gov
Federal law specifically prohibits discrimination, based upon the Ethnicity, Color, Religion, National Origin, Age, Sex or Disability of an individual, with regard to hiring, Promotion and firing.
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