I was terminated by a DOD contractor because I broke my hip. The contractor only has 9 employees within a 75 mile radius. I filed a complaint with the attorney general in Phoenix and received a notification that I have a right to sue; however, after talking to a lawyer referrefed to me by the bar association, the lawyer said I would have to file under FMLA
or disabilities act and he didn't think I qualified under either since I broke my hip. Is there something that exempts the 50 employee rule for DOD contractors?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: I filed a complaint with DOL. They had me file a charge of discriination to the Arizona Attorney General's Office, Civil Rights Division and EEOC
. I filed the complaint January 29, 2016. I received a letter from them dated 25 October 2016 indicating that I have a right to sue and would have to hire an attorney. I contacted an attorney through the Pima County Bar Association who said I could file a suit under FMLA if the employer had 50 or more employees in a 75-mile radius, or under the Disabilities Act if I was disabled, but he didn't think I qualified under either because of the broken, repaired hip and the contractor has only 9 employees. I want to know if due to their being a Department of Defense Contractor with employees working for Fort Huachuca, AZ, is there an exception to the number of employees they are required to have. They are a small business.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Am I goinog to be charged for this?