I have bipolar disorder and my previous employment wreaked havoc with my disability, causing me to miss work, including using short term disability
. I was laid off from the position during mass layoffs, not due to the missed work
. I have not worked since that job (Nov 2016), as I have taken the time to get healthy. But now that I am healthy, I am back to submitting online applications that include a cover letter explaining that the time was to get healthy so I could be a better employee. I just received a phone call from a recruiter who told me that the employer who had laid me off was telling people about the missed work, which was due to my disability, and was the cause of employers to turn up their noses to my resume as a possible employee. Do I have possible recourse with them since it is in regard to a disability that I did take short term disability with?
JA: Because employment law
varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
JA: Is the employment agreement "at will
," union, full time or part time?
Customer: at will full time
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I did provide a negative review of the company on Glassdoor, but anonymously.