Maurice, LA asked in Employment Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana

Q: My employer has ignored ADA request 5 times and ended my health benefits I have proof .What is my recourse ?

My company called recently and asked me about my return and still pretending they never received my request.What can I do as far as my civil rights? What can I do as far as discrimination ?

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Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
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  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH

A: An employer cannot ignore an an ADA request for an accommodation. When an employee requests an accommodation, the ADA requires an employer to engage in good faith in an interactive process to determine if there is an accommodation that would allow the employee to perform the essential functions of his or her job without causing undue burden to the employer. Where did you send your ADA request? If the company has a procedure for submitting such requests, you should follow that process. You should reach out to an employment lawyer in your area to discuss your situation in more detail.

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