As a disabled person I tried unsuccessfully to communicate clearly with my employer well ahead of an assignment out of state. My employer, based in another country, insisted I relocate to Silicon Valley immediately so they could save money. They flew me there, and kept me so busy I didn't know which end was up.
Deperate I called a friend who said "why are talking to me? Hire an attorney right now!" Good advice.
I tried hiring a large firm who claimed to have expertise but they turned me down. Then I searched & investigated more, and discovered George, and Vera, experts in employment law.
Using clear and clever thinking they explained what I should do and advised the correct approach in a meeting, asking me to remain in close touch through requesting for protected status with my employer’s HR under the Americans with Disabilities Act. I sent all the emails and made the calls, contacted my doctors and surgeons, while they supported me every step of the way.
Suddenly my remote boss, HR, and the ADA representative developed their first clue that I would not be bullied into spending my own money on an irrational demand to move to one of the most expensive areas on the West Coast, without my service dog.
Suddenly my employers attitude completely changed.
The language George and Vera recommend I use, the patience they inculcated in me, the immediate turn around times - Who provides this kind of service these days? These guys do.
So I called my friend back, and told him. I took your advice, hired 2 attorneys, specialists. I'm spending money on this, and he said "how much exactly?" I told him, and immediately he replied "oh, so you saved a ton of money and you won't have to move. Such a deal." And my friend is so very right.
The stress is much much less as I go through each part of this horror show, and I am certain I will be successful in my endeavor to do the work I love without giving in to unreasonable demands that are obviously beyond my ability.
George's experience is so rich that even his hints about possibilities helped me act in the moment to help myself.
If you need really dedicated personal service George Tamblyn is my hero. Don't worry, George knows it all, and Vera and he will move things into your favor.