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First, let me say how sorry I am that you have such a boss/supervisor. I know exactly what you are going through because I went through a similar situation. I worked in the Legal Department of a major corporation. I had been working there for about a year and a half. One winter I became very sick with what I thought was a cold. I stayed in bed for 2 days, but kept thinking of all the work that was piling up on my desk, so on the third day I dragged myself into work. The following day, I went to the doctor who told me to stay in bed for the next 3-4 days. On the 4th day I went to work and almost passed out because of a collapsed lung due to the pneumonia. This time, the doctor ordered me to remain in bed. When I returned to work, I was penalized because the supervising attorney said "if I was really sick" I would no have come into work the day that I collapsed in my office. I could not believe my ears - Rather than being commended for being conscientious about m work, I was penalized. I finally left that position because I was not willing to work for a company that did not appreciate my work and my dedication.
"Does ADA (or any agency) provide protection against this type of harassment?" ANSWER - 1.
First, I have to agree with the statement that the other Attorney made - When both management and employee are members of the same minority group, there is little chance of bringing a successful discrimination lawsuit against the employer; 2. A complaint filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"
) would be equally unsuccessful because an individual must be afflicted with one of the disabilities recognized by the ADA such as Parkinson's Disease, mental retardation, and other equally serious, and chronic illnesses; 3. A company such as the one you work for and the one I worked for cannot be accused of harassment simply because they are not sympathetic to an illness we contracted. I cannot comprehend the mentality of a company which comes up with these rules because they cannot be applied to the honest human being. Are they s blind thatthey cannot see the employee who "saved" up his sick days and took 5 days off in a row.