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If the employer is discriminating against you based on your disability or perceived disability, this is contrary to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA
, not the IDEA which applies to students with disabilities receiving accommodation in education) and you have grounds to file a complaint to the EEOC
for the hostile
work environment and harassment. The EEOC will investigate and will try to resolve the matter without you having to pay an attorney or will give you a right to sue letter which would then require you to get an attorney and file suit. If you do not want to go through the EEOC, you can file suit directly against the employer in the TN State courts for the hostile work environment claims with a local attorney representing you (State law forbids anyone on this site from engaging in any representation).
Also, the nurse releasing information to your school is a violation of HIPAA and also the TN law on duty of confidentiality of medical records. Under HIPAA you have no private right to sue, the only agency with authority to investigate and take action under HIPAA is the US Department of Health and Human Services and you need to file a complaint with them against the nurse. Under the TN confidentiality of medical records law, you can sue the nurse personally for her disclosing your personal health information and you can seek monetary damages
for that breach including the emotional distress it caused you and you can get a local attorney to represent you on that, which you should do, at the same sites used by other attorneys, http://www.hg.org or http://www.lexmundi.com