Discrimation-Termination of employment

I was terminated from my employer with no reason for termination given when contacted via answering machine from company vp of operations. i have since filed a claim with eeoc because of the firing, i feel was related to a disability. I had been off work for 7 months personal leave, because I had lost my son and was suffering from depression. I returned to work and was unable to handle the situation. My doctor completed papers for disability through my employer and the day I was to turn in the papers, my company terminated my employment. I feel they terminated me cause they did not want to deal with my depression requests of a shorten work schedule asked by my doctor. Can you tell me if i even stand a chance in a mater like this? I would be glad to pay the consult fee to discuss with a lawyer. Thank you.

1 answer  |  asked Jul 17, 2002 4:36 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

Answers (1)

Christopher Ezold
You may possibly have a claim

You may have a claim of disability discrimination. However, there are two major obstacles that are immediately apparent. You have been out of work for 7 months; your employer had no duty to provide you with your job back after 12 weeks of leave. How long had you been back to work before you requested leave again? Second, if your employer could not afford, either financially or operationally, to provide you with a shortened work schedule, the law most likely will allow them to terminate you.

However, just because your claim has obstacles does not mean that it would be unsuccessful. I would need significantly more information before I could make an informed judgment about your claim. If you are interested in a consult, please contact me at the number or address below.

/Christopher E. Ezold/

Christopher E. Ezold
Nancy O'Mara Ezold, P.C.
401 City Line Avenue, Suite 904
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

posted by Christopher Ezold  |  Jul 18, 2002 4:21 PM [EST]

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