I have a question. I was in the hospital and had my leg amputated on 1/27/16. My boss was working with me in regards to the situation. Her boss had me terminated on 2/15/16 via email with no reason for termination. When I contacted the HR lady that sent me the email, she had no idea that I was going thru what I did and said she was going to talk to the legal department to see what could be done regarding my job. She never contacted me back and I just found out that she left the corporation. The company that I worked for is in all the stated thru the US.
The facts that you have outlined are too limited however depending on additional facts you may have a disability discrimination claim. You should contact one of the experienced employment law attorneys listed on the site as soon as possible.
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Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Federal law applies, unless otherwise specified.
That being said, you went through a difficult situation - having to worry about your job must have made it much worse. You may have a claim for disability discrimination - and potentially one for violation of the Family Medical Leave Act (if you were on FMLA leave and able to return within 12 weeks). You should speak with an employment attorney ASAP to determine if you have a claim and whether it is worth asserting your claim.
/Christopher E. Ezold/
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There might be a claim here you should have your case reviewed.
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You may have an excellent Family and Medical Leave Act case. I would need to know more facts. Did you work there a year? Did you work over 1250 hours in that year? Does your employer have 50 employees in 75 miles of your place of business? Was Employer informed you were out?
BTW: How did you lose your leg? Could be a workers' comp case if it occurred at work.
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