Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Need some advice

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Disability Donate to DU
 
trayfoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-11 12:14 PM
Original message
Need some advice
I have a friend who is being harrassed at work because of disabilities. Just some details to help explain:

individual has worked at facility for 19 years

individual has had "restrictions" from a doctor for many years.

individual recently had surgery for a condition NOT connected to the disability which required the "restrictions".

Individual came back to work to find that the job description had been changed to require the holder of the position to do work that is a no-no in the restrictions.
Basically, the employer is saying that since the surgery, everything should be fixed. But the surgery did NOT fix the disabilities the "restrictions" were aimed at.

Anybody have any advice????
Refresh | +1 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-11 01:03 PM
Response to Original message
1. ADA the employer.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
oceanspirit Donating Member (146 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 08:09 PM
Response to Reply #1
9. ADA Definately
You start throwing the ADA laws around and employers get very very nervous. Learn them inside and out so that you can start spewing the ADA law around at the job. Especially if your friend works at a large company. Shame on them. They should know better. They are apparently trying to get her to quit her job. Tell her/him to hang in there. There are laws that protect those of us with disabilities and still can hold down a job. Shame Shame Shame

Oceanspirit
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Old Codger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-11 01:20 PM
Response to Original message
2. Talk to
An attorney maybe ACLU. Right away.

What state??
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
trayfoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-11 02:22 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. Virginia
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Old Codger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-11 04:19 PM
Response to Reply #3
4. Okay
I don't know the law there but there are federal laws involved here, get an attorney involved immediately....
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
trayfoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-11 04:35 PM
Response to Reply #4
5. Thank you!
This is what I told this individual, but they are so strapped with bills that they are afraid they cannot afford an attorney. There are few resources in our area to help people with attorneys and such. But, froim my reading of ADA, they have a definite case. To make matters even more sinister......a medical facility is breaking ADA!
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Old Codger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-14-11 08:55 AM
Response to Reply #5
6. They need
An attorney of some sort, many will give an initial consult for no or little cost and if they have a strong case for some damages take it on a contingency basis. But I would also contact the ACLU and see if they will get involved.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
trayfoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-14-11 10:48 AM
Response to Reply #6
7. Thanks so much, Codger!!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
just55650 Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-14-11 08:41 PM
Response to Reply #2
8. +1
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
mugwort23 Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-11 09:09 PM
Response to Original message
10. Legal Suggestions.
Uncertain what nation you live in. If you are living in the US could your friend see a lawyer specializing in disabled people. I know in Phila, PA there are law groups that deal exclusively with persons with disabilities. Plus the Americans with Disability Act. Don't know where you live so I can't tell what options exist. Good luck with getting help.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
brooklyn297 Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 10:12 PM
Response to Original message
11. delete
Edited on Mon Sep-05-11 10:13 PM by brooklyn297
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Jul 10th 2014, 06:04 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Disability Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC