Once Trooper begins therapy for personal problems a system of harrassment began

Can the Ohio State Highway Patrol use the fact that a Trooper goes to a therapist for nerve problems as a valis reason for termination?

1 answer  |  asked May 13, 2001 7:00 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Neil Klingshirn
The Highway Patrol might consider you to be handicapped.

If your nerve problem is a "handicap" under Ohio's civil rights law and, despite such handicap, you can do your job with or without a reasonable accomodation, your termination may be unlawful discrimination.

If your nerve problem is not a handicap but your employer thinks it is, your termination may still be unlawful. The main issue is whether your nerve problem was the real reason your employer terminated you and, if so, whether your nerve problem is such that it amounts to a "handicap."

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  May 14, 2001 10:27 AM [EST]

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