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Wrongful termination?

#1

I have been a bartender at a small winebar for 18mos. Last Monday I suffered from my first seizure while working. This morning I received a phone call from the owner telling me that they were going in a different direction and that I would not be needed anymore. Before today I had never been given any inclination that I was providing unsatisfactory service. I can’t help but feel that they are truly firing me because of my seizure. That has to be illegal. Right?!

#2

You can try and contact the EEOC. They could tell you more than us. Can you file for unemployment in the meantime?

#3

Hi...I am a former HR professional who worked for large international companies during my career. Having said that..we would have never fired an employee that just had a seizure..trying to say it was that we were going in a different direction would not allow it because of the ADA (Americans with Disability Act).. What I will say is that small companies get away with doing things like this all the time.

I looked online and found a message from an attorney and am sending it you to read:

http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/i-was-fired-from-my-job-after-having-a-seizure--it-658312.html

I'm so sorry about what happened to you.