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I have a disciplinary hearing next month on excessive unexcused sick leave. I have sarcoidosis and diabetes. Been on my job for 14 years but for some reason, they are taking it back for 10 years saying I abused my sick time with a doctors excuse. I have explained to my immediate supervisor of my condition and she knows what's going on with me, yet the Chief of Police wants to take action against me. I read that my condition falls under the American Disabilities Act. What are my legal rights? Because some days with I don't feel good, I can't work and my doctor will not issue me doctor excuses every time I miss work on those occasions unless I had an appointment with him that took me away from my job.
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Louisiana
JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?
Customer: union and full time (Police Department)
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Just that for now.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Employment Law
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I would recommend taking an attorney with you to this hearing. This may force them to reconsider. You need to submit any accommodations you require under the ADA to them in writing. If they have no notice then it is hard to challenge them.

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