Disability Discrimination/Wrongful Termination
Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:47 PM
Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:09 AM
I also suggest you consult an attorney who litigates ADA employment claims in your state.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:12 AM
Keep us posted.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:31 AM
"The letter of termination states I was terminated because I was a health risk to the job."
You've hit the lotto in terms of dumb-ass employers, unless it is of a size that isn't subject to anti-discrimination laws.
"Was I wrongfully terminated?"
If you mean in a legal sense, if employer is subject to ADA, perhaps. (It's not clear that you have an actual disability, because a lumpectomy doesn't mean you have cancer. Still, close enough.)
"Was I discriminated due to having a breast lump or having surgery?"
Er, that seems fairly clear to me.
"Do I have a case?"
Strangers cannot know the answer as to whether there's a viable case simply based on what you've posted.
I'd discuss with state and federal EEOC by way of a prima facie complaint (nailing down whether employer is subject to your unnamed state's laws, as well as federal), as well as a local attorney who handles employment discrimination suits.
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