Virginia  |  Disability Law

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Asked on: 10/29/13, 11:50 pm

I was given the "option" of either resigning my position with the government or be terminated from my position. I choose to resign under duress. I was told I had missed to many days because of medical reasons. I asked on multiple occasions for FMLA an on all occasions I was told I was not eligible for FMLA even though when I applied to this position I specifically marked that I have a disability which was a lower back injury. After years of testing, Johns Hopkins Medical Hospital found that I have Partial Adrenal Insufficiency caused by the medication being used to treat my disability. It was not a constant thing, the symptoms would come and go. There has to be some kind of justice for a person who had an existing disability and the treatment caused me to be have another medical issue because of the treatment used to treat the previous disability in which caused me to be denied of FMLA and eventually lose my job. The part that disgusts me the most is I was an employee for the United States Department of Justice Employment Litigation division. Even though I had helped thousands of people over the almost 3 years I worked there as (from there words) a model employee when I was healthy and there. In addition my direct supervisor released personal information to a security guard and told him that I would be fired if I didn't get my act together. (Regardless of this unprofessionalism) my supervisor also had her husband, who previously worked with my mother years before, contact people at my mothers office to confirm that my mom was going to have surgery because I had informed my mother of this and that I might miss a day or 2 because of this. I would like to know if there is anything legal that can be done against these people for forcing me into a decision to either tarnish my record by being terminated or resign so I have no tarnish meant on my record so of course I backed into a corner and if I was to have a case against them and were to try and get another position in the government can I be guaranteed that I would not be retaliated against for filing charges against a government entity. Please help me in anyway possible.

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