Hello again and thank you for that clarification. Although I don't see where you asked a specific question, I will assume you are asking if you have any recourse for your termination
. As you may know, Virginia is what is known as an employment "at will
" state. That means that an employer may terminate an employment relationship for any, or no, reason and with no notice or warning unless
the termination would violate an employment contract
, company policy or employment discrimination
law. So, unless a termination falls within one of those exceptions, it would be legal.
In your case, there is at least a possibility that your termination was motivated because of your disability. Because of that, you will want to consider doing a few things. The first is to sit down with a local employment law
attorney and discuss the details of your termination, your work history, the company termination policies, and what was said and done in your case. That way they can help you decide what specific course you want to take to resolve this issue. You will also have to file a disability discrimination
complaint with either the Virginia Counsel on Human Rights or the EEOC
before their deadlines in order to preserve this legal issue. That would be 180 days and 300 days respectively. But, since this just occurred, you may want to speak to an attorney before you decide to file your complaint, so you can decide on whether to file with the State or the EEOC.
Please let me know if you need any clarification. I would be glad to assist you further if I can.