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What happened when you called the EEOC?
Did your employer know that you were being treated for depression?
Under the unfortunate facts you've described, you probably do not have a viable ADA discrimination claim for two reasons.
First, as the EEOC suggested to you, although clinical depression is a mental impairment under the ADA, not everyone with clinical depression will qualify for coverage. Even though clinical depression is a permanent condition, if you are able through medications and therapy to perform major life activities without difficulty you will not meet the ADA's definition of "disability." More information on this topic can be found here: http://depression.about.com/cs/disability/a/ada.htm
Second, it does not appear that the employer was aware of your diagnosis or degree of treatment. In fairness to an employer, they cannot be charged with disability discrimination if the employee did not put them on clear notice of the disability.
So, you have every right to file a complaint with the EEOC. And, you have nothing to lose by filing a complaint. However, it's important to be mindful of these two hurdles that you will face as the complaint is processed.
Good luck and best wishes for better days ahead. I hope that you find this information to be helpful and this answer to be ACCEPTable!
You have nothing to lose by asking.
Because your employer has already terminated you, your employer has no legal obligation to grant your request. They may -- you don't know.
If they don't grant your request, you should still be able to file for unemployment.
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