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Thanks Marsha. I was afraid of you would answer that way. The other answer is that no, they would not have downsized if I hadn't taken ill. I was the "expert" on the team. But i guess knowledge doesn't really count as much anymore,. I already spoke to a labor attorney and he said it would be $250/hr to review the case and talk to me. That's why I'm talking to you. But I'm not surprised by your answer. One more factor: my health really is terrible and I don't think I can work anymore anyway. The atty I contacted offered to have a disability atty sit in with us at the 1st consultation. I think that might be the best route to go, kill 2 birds with one stone. Does $250/hr seem like a high rate to you??
The cost is prohibitive, unless I stop everything after the first constulation. That would be $500. If I file complaints with the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division or the the EEOC, do I have a snowball's chance of winning? And how long would it take before I actually collect?? Another issue is - my health is bad, but it's not any one big ailment. It's more like severe psoriatic arthritis, depession, several bad joints and the fact that I just had to have my fight shoulder replaced because of a bacterial infection I got from a hospital. It didn't really just effect my shoulder, I lost 70 lbs and am VERY weak. Taken as a package, is that all enough to get disability?? Plus I hear that in WI it's at least a year's wait to have your case heard.....a very big gamble.
Thanks again. Can I file my complaints with the State and the EEOC myself, or would i need an attorney??
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