after 25 years of employment with my company, I was fired for refusing to use a wheelchair. I have been using crutches for over 20 years and it has never been a problem. I work in the medical field and was told I was a danger to my patients, although there has never been any incidences. My company, not my doctor, decided I needed to be using a wheelchair. I did sign a severance package and agreed not to file a lawsuit. I'm wondering what my rights are, if I still have any. Thanks
Hello and thank you for using the JA website. Please remember that this site is intended to provide general legal information only.In what state is this and when did you sign the severance?
Texas, and I did sign the severance.
When did you sign it is what I also asked. Thanks!
I believe I signed it the first week of April, 2012. It was 3 weeks after I got fired.
Unfortunately, there is a possibility that you may have had a discrimination case based on disability, but if you signed a severance agreement, those usually contain language where you have agreed not to sue your employer for any reason arising out of your employment in exchange for receiving compensation. Therefore, you would most likely be breaking the agreement if you were to pursue a discrimination claim. Please let me know if this has answered your question. If you need clarification, please do not select a rating yet. Instead, click the Reply or Continue Conversation button. If, however, I have fully answered your question, please remember to rate me a 3 or higher so that I may be compensated for the time it takes to respond to your questions. That is the only way that we experts get paid since we do not get paid by the site. Keep in mind that you are rating my service and not the website and that the site prohibits us from giving legal advice or opinions on your specific circumstances. We can only provide general legal information.
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