i was tld today that my "temper and flying off the handle" kept me from being promoted to a temp position that could turn permanant. I am 80% disabled through the VA for sever panic dis order with agoraphobia. Those are the results of my agoraphobia, this has been the issue now for the 4th time. I this discrimination?
State/Country relating to question: Texas
nothing just happened about 1 hour ago
Hello and thank you for the question. I am sorry to read of this dilemma.Employer may not make decisions based on disability especially where it can accommodate.Here the decision appears based on the disability and as such illegal.The eeoc may investigate and local counsel may pursue negotiations to secure reconsideration.Is the answer fast and clear?
i am worried about this jepordizing any chance for me to promote in the future, ie. a trouble maker or being hard to work with/for. So what is my next step in this? How should I deal with any issues that may arrise?
You may take a moderate approach of asking them to reconsider without using a lawyer or turning to the eeoc but reminding them that your disability should not be an impediment to promotion thereby creating a record. This is a compromised approach to doing nothing and pursuing an eeoc action. Is the answer clear?
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