Best Ohio Disability Discrimination Lawyer Answer: If I was fired today when I gave my manager a doctor’s note to be excused from work, can I sue my employer for wrongful termination? Can the company that I work for fire me for my serious medical condition if I take some a day off for doctor’s appointments? How do I get light duty at work for my injury?
As our employment discrimination lawyers have blogged before, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA“) and R.C. § 4112.02(A) protect employer from being discriminated or retaliated against by their employers on the basis of their actual. (See Is My Job’s No Limitation Policy Legal?; Can I Be Fired For Going To The Doctor? – Call The Right Attorney; and Is It Wrongful Termination To Fire Disabled Workers?). Under these same laws, your employer also cannot fire you or discriminate against you because your boss or supervisors perceives that you have disability. (For more on perceived disability discrimination, see Can My Boss Fire Me Because He Thinks I Am Disabled? I Need The Best Disability Discrimination and Wrongful Termination Lawyer In Ohio!). Moreover, as our employment discrimination have also blogged about, these law require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled employees to allow them to continue working as long as such accommodation does not cause the company an undue burden. (See Is A Transfer A Reasonable Disability Accommodation?; ADA Law: How Do I Get A Disability Accommodation At Work?; and My Job Won’t Give Me Disability Accommodations!).
Although this seems pretty clear, it never ceases to amaze our employment law lawyers how often employers just either don’t get these laws or simply don’t care that they are violating them. Our disability discrimination attorneys meet and speak with many victimized employees on a daily basis. To this end, it comes as no surprise that a Nevada employer has been found to be on the wrong side of the law when it blatantly discriminated against its gravely ill employee.
In just about three months after Shara Rynearson started working as a saleswoman at a Liberty Chrysler Dealership, she started experience, among other things, numbness and vision problems. As a result, she obtained permission from her employer to seek immediate medical attention. Later, Rynearson was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Needing further treatment, she submitted doctor’s notes with instructions to seek a leave of absence. Instead of accommodating Rynearson’s medical condition by granted her a medical leave, the dealership decided to terminate her employment. Because of the discrimination and wrongful termination, Rynearson filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC“). (See Should I File With The EEOC On My Own? Call The Right Attorney; File With The EEOC Or Get A Lawyer? Call The Right Attorney; Top Employment Law Attorney: Do Not File With The EEOC Without Doing This First; and Should I Get A Lawyer To Help Me File An EEOC Charge? ).
Indeed, the EEOC found the impropriety in the dealership’s handling of Rynearson’s termination. After doing so, the EEOC agreed to settlement, in which the dealership has agreed to pay Rynearson $50,000.00, in addition to an agreement to implement measures to prevent future discrimination. (Note, that when the EEOC handles the case without your attorney, it gets to decide when and what to settle for!)
Like Rynearson, if you feel that you are a victim of workplace disability discrimination, don’t hesitate to get the best legal help that you can.
Having to live with a disability is difficult enough without worrying about the effect it may have on your job. If you are disabled or your employer perceives you as being disabled; and you have been fired, wrongfully terminated, discriminated against, demoted, wrongfully disciplined, denied wages, or even think that you might need a disability discrimination lawyer, then call the right attorney to schedule a free and confidential consultation. Call our Ohio employment law attorneys at (216) 291-4744. The best option is not to wait. The Spitz Law Firm, and its attorneys are experienced and dedicated to protecting disabled employees’ rights under ADA and Ohio employment law.
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