Q: I got let go while on leave after having a 2 seizures at work
I had a seizure my first week employed went 6months without one then had 2 had one with then 3 days went back with a doctor note had one that same night i went back got put on leave then i was let go havent been back. What should i do?
A: You may have a claim for disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but this largely depends on the required job duties for your position. To assert a successful ADA claim, you must be qualified for your job, meaning you must have been able to perform the essential functions of your job with or without a reasonable accommodation. For example, if you worked with or around heavy machinery in your job, then your seizures would have prevented you from safely performing your job when you experienced a seizure, and you would not be considered qualified for the position. If, however, you worked a largely sedentary desk job, this outcome could be different.
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