I have MS & Epilepsy and was doing my job just fine. I went to work with IV's in my hands many times while having infusions so dedication is not the problem. I suffered a seizure while at work and the controller wanted to write me up because I didnt tell he I was leaving..she wasnt there..I went to the er..since then she has trippled my work load knowing quite well stress is a contributing factor to my seizures & MS..I asked for resonable accomodations and all she could say was too bad. I have been out of work for 1 week and I got the fmla paperwork today saying I will not be rehired. Thats proof to me they are trying to get rid of me because I'm sick. BTW..they knew all this when they hired me 6 years ago..nothing new...this is wrong isnt it?
1 Answer from Attorneys
If your employer has 15 or more employees, you have rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If your employer has 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius, you also may have rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Based on the facts you describe, your employer could be violating both. I would urge you to consult with an attorney, such as myself, experienced at handling ADA and FMLA claims in GA. If you are interested, I would be happy to offer you a free consultation by phone. Please contact me using my attached contact information.
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