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DollyM Donating Member (837 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-15-08 01:21 PM
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I started a new job one month ago. I went to a training with another staff member and took along my handicapped hanger since she was driving. I have osteoarthritus in both knees and can walk but do appreciate the closeness of handicapped parking. A few days later, my boss came in the office and told me she would not have hired me if she had known about the problem with my knees. From then on I got raked over the coals just about every day for every stupid thing under the sun until last week she just said this wasn't working and told me to clear out my office and go. I thought it was illegal to tell someone you wouldn't have hired them if they had a disability. I was doing marketing for a nursing home and she thought it interferred with my ability to get around which it didn't, I just move a little slower and use handicapped parking. I am scared to death now to utilize my handicap parking when I get a new job (crossing my fingers for a new job in this lousy economy as my husband was fired from his sales job last month after he ended up in the hospital.)
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  -fired for "disability" DollyM  Nov-15-08 01:21 PM   #0 
  - You have rights.  ananda   Nov-15-08 01:23 PM   #1 
  - It is illigal.  Realityhack   Nov-15-08 01:28 PM   #2 
  - Get a lawyer....immediately.  BrklynLiberal   Nov-15-08 01:28 PM   #3 
  - I didn't get any written warnings so nothing is on paper  DollyM   Nov-15-08 01:48 PM   #4 
     - Contact a lawyer/agency and tell them the story and see what they say..  BrklynLiberal   Nov-15-08 02:37 PM   #5 
     - they did the same to me  happynewyear   Jan-25-09 05:01 PM   #15 
     - They aren't making any accommodation when you use the handicapped tag.  elehhhhna   Jun-16-09 04:13 PM   #23 
  - Violation of the ADA  in search of sanity   Nov-15-08 02:57 PM   #6 
  - G E T A L A W Y E R N O W ! ! !  Ioo   Nov-16-08 09:58 PM   #7 
  - You thought correctly.  KamaAina   Nov-18-08 05:22 PM   #8 
  - Did she say this in front of anyone  Morrisons Ghost   Nov-20-08 09:17 AM   #9 
  - This doesn't help either  michreject   Nov-20-08 12:22 PM   #10 
     - Wow!  Morrisons Ghost   Nov-20-08 08:48 PM   #11 
  - Yeah I have a 10 years experience with getting fired or layed off from jobs  mrcheerful   Dec-01-08 07:13 PM   #12 
  - Me too. If you tell them you have a disability you dont get hired. Catch 22. nt  cabluedem   Jul-30-09 08:36 AM   #25 
  - If I am not mistaken the Justice Dept. will provide free lawyer  Artiechoke   Jan-15-09 02:46 PM   #13 
  - good luck  CountAllVotes   Jan-19-09 07:08 PM   #14 
  - I heard that same thing as a diabetic once  boobooday   Jan-26-09 10:52 AM   #16 
  - Take her to court  CollegeStudent01   Jan-28-09 03:37 AM   #17 
  - Call your lawyer  sakabatou   Feb-05-09 02:44 PM   #18 
  - HIRE YOURSELF A LAWYER  loyalkydem   May-07-09 03:36 PM   #19 
  - To repeat what everyones saying..  fnofsports   May-13-09 05:08 PM   #20 
  - LABOR Dept. Heal Thyself  LJC   May-27-09 10:36 AM   #21 
  - DO NOT GET A LAWYER  elehhhhna   Jun-16-09 04:11 PM   #22 
  - Justice for ALL!!!  Whistleblowerjustice   Jul-25-09 12:14 PM   #24 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-18-09 10:45 PM   #26 
  - UPDATE!! KARMA CATCHES UP . . .  DollyM   Sep-17-09 02:56 PM   #27 
  - YAY!  sakabatou   Feb-11-10 01:26 AM   #30 
  - Do you have an HR Department  marcicj   Jan-10-10 04:28 PM   #28 
  - here is an update . . .  DollyM   Feb-15-10 08:55 PM   #31 
  - I always email the whitehouse..  butterfly77   Jan-10-10 07:25 PM   #29 

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