Three yrs. ago I was hired, given a start date, and signed paperwork for a position with the Trial Court of the Commonwealth. Between my signing the papers and my start date, I became severely ill -- I suffered a manic episode that resulted in a psychiatric hospitalization. When I returned to my job (the one I had before I was hired), the head of that office (who is a lawyer) told me that they had declined me the position because he felt I couldn't retain information nor follow basic instructions. I wrote a confidential letter to him outlining my mental illness; he replied, "Nothing from your . . . letter changes my conclusion." I didn't file a complaint at the time; I was scared to since he is an attorney; also was told by the disabilities coordinator that I shouldn't go forward on it.