Asked in Employment Law for Colorado

Q: I have been out of work because I lost my voice due to a mass on my throat

Offline having doctors send in documentation required by employer. I went through surgery on June 2nd got my voice back about a week later but days before I was sent a termination letter for attendance. Is it legal.

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Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
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A: The answer to this question will depend on what your company's attendance policy is and what kind of documentation your doctors sent over. It will also depend on what your job duties were and for how long you needed to be out of work. You may potentially have a claim for disability discrimination and/or failure to accommodate under the ADA, but these types of cases are highly dependent on the specific facts of your case.

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