Really? Find another job, pass the DOT physical, and move forward.
I represent Employers, but I can recommend Worker Attorneys in So Cal if you ask.
Do the rehab and find a new job when you complete it. Otherwise, find another occupation.
There is no unlawful conduct here.
Good luck to you.
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I have read your extended info posted in response to Mr. Corson. This is a tough situation. Your termination was not unlawful based on the facts you have reported. But clearly, the usual "solutions" will not meet your specific needs. I can make one potentially effective suggestion: retain a LOCAL attorney, one who is very active in local legal and community affairs and matters, one who is well-known to and highly respected by your employer's executives and managers. Retain this highly and specifically-skilled individual attorney attorney not to wage a full-on legal fight, but to find an access point within your employer's governance structure for meaningful diplomacy and negotiations, and to attempt to obtain by conciliation and agreement what probably cannot be obtained through a legal war.
I wish you luck.
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