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Thank you for your question and I'm sorry to hear about your situation.
It is very likely that the school district is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. As a person with disabilities, you are entitled to reasonable accommodations to help you do your job. Further, you are entitled to be free of discrimination at the work place based on your disability.
You should not sign the request for resignation. Further, I would talk to your physcologist about whether he/she would regard your mental depression and anxiety as symptoms of a mental stress induced work injury. I suggest that you file a workers compensation claim with the Texas Workforce Commission based on a "work induced depression and anxiety."
I also suggest that you submit a complaint for discrimination based on your disaiblity with the Texas Workforce Commission. You can find more information on filing a complaint at http://www.twc.state.tx.us/crd/how-submit-employment-discrimination-complaint.html#howSubmitComplaint
You ask whether you need to hire a lawyer. I think a lawyer would be a good idea in this situation because of the complexity of your pre-existing injury and I think it would be good to have an advocate help you along through the TWC complaint procedures I referenced above. Accordingly, I suggest that you contact a few "employment law attorneys" in your local area and get an appointment with them and see if they will take your case.
Please let me know if you have any other questions. Please also remember to rate my answer positively so that I am paid for my work on your question.
Thank you for your advice. My Pychologists has already stated she would state that my re-occuring condition is based soley on my yhe work environment i was in. I was on disability during 1996 - 2008 I have reappplied for disability not knowing what to do.
OK. I think you should get a lawyer and file those claims! The school district needs to be taught a lesson.
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one more thing my husband work for same dist 21 yrs.Up for Engineer promotion and approved by Texas State board.should have recvd. months ago,very strange he is suppose to find out 3-1-12 after I sign resignation 2-25-12 with the same individual in Human Resources that is helping me. Seems like my actions will reflect on him and if I dont coorperate with district he will not get promotion? tks
They could very well do that and if they did do that, he would also need to file a claim against the district with TWC based on discrimination.
Thank you so much. Can you recommend a good lawyer in the Dallas Fort worth area. I will be rating your answers!!!