Q: I was injured from a man lift onto my spine. Filed a Workers Comp claim. 2 months later was fired.
Have a Workers Comp lawyer fighting for me. Have a EEOC Charge of Disability Discrimination in the Investigation stage and have a chance to get Right to Sue letter. Im also a protected class under ADA guidelines for Disability. Im on SSDI for scoliosis and bipolar. Employer knew this when I was hired. Cant find a lawyer to take my case. Any suggestions on who I can contact besides the Bar Associations (have done that already with no luck)??
A: You might have a workers' compensation retaliation claim under Chapter 451. I am assuming your workers' compensation attorney is helping you with that. If not, you may need to contact an attorney to pursue that avenue. As for your potential disability discrimination claim, more information is needed to determine whether your employer discriminated against you because of such disability. Although the employer was aware of your condition, that alone is not sufficient to make a case for disability discrimination. You can search for an employment attorney in your area through the Texas State Bar.
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