Employment Law Questions? Ask an Employment Lawyer.
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This is an unfortunate situation, you should seek an employment law firm to represent you, to find the best firms in your area you should contact your local bar association and ask for attorneys with over 15 years experience in the field.
In terms of legal issues, you may be protected by the ADA,
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an employer cannot terminate or discriminate any employee with a recognized disability,
and the employer must provide reasonable accommodations,
You should find out what your exact diagnosis is, and ask your Doctor, if your symptoms can be controlled with medication,
Also, ask if you can continue your job if given some accommodations at work.
OK thank you for the information. I really appreciate it. this is all new territory to me and I have never needed an attorney for anything. I will go to the link you suggest and find someone who can assist me, hopefully in my local area that I can meet face to face with.
Yes, that is prudent, however you should have a full knowledge of your diagnosis and condition,
If you can control it with medications, you would be allowed to continue working, and the employer would be prohibited from taking any negative action against you.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.
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Thank you again. I am satisfied and will provide positive feedback.
The link above is the TX employment association, they will be a good source of qualified attorneys.
thank you again.
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