Temple, TX asked in Employment Discrimination for Texas

Q: I called in sick for tomorrow due to a reaction to my diabetes meds Metformin. My boss said it will count against me wit

No excuse . I am 63 and have medical issues. Our Ins allows 3 visits per year I have 2 left. I walk with a cane. I feel like I’m being discriminated against. Seems like they want me outta there. I live in Waco Texas. Please help. Is it illegal to discriminate against elderly?

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Matthew Valley
Matthew Valley
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: It is unlawful to discriminate against the elderly, and it is unlawful to discriminate against those with medical disabilities. The evaluation of such cases requires a lot of facts and is something that you should probably consult with a local employment lawyer about. Many plaintiff/employee side attorneys offer free or low cost consuktatjons, and either the state bar or your local bar association should be able to assist you in obtaining a referral.

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