Husband fired because he was often 2 or 3 minutes late. He struggles to get up in the morning. He is currently appealing it with the HR of the company. Any ideas, help or guidance to prove this was extreme measures especially for someone with these disabilities?
If your husband still is in discussion with HR, he should make sure that he has communicated that the problem is caused by his insomnia and also suggest a solution that would be agreeable to the employer.
Under certain conditions, such as the number of employees, he might be entitled to protection under federal law, the Americans With Disabilities Act, as amended, or there might be coverage under state law. If he has applied for unemployment compensation, he should make sure that his application includes insomnia as the cause of the discharge. Disability laws are complex and you need a lawyer to determine if he is entitled to protection and how to present it to the company or a government agency. A private lawyer would be preferable, but if you really cannot afford a lawyer, check online for an agency that deals with disability matters or with your local association of lawyers (bar association) to see if you qualify for free or low cost legal services.
Since I do not know the facts of your case, I cannot give you legal advice and do not intend to do so. I only am trying to be of some assistance in helping you decide whether or not to hire a lawyer.
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