Denver, CO asked in Employment Law for Colorado

Q: Disability, had incident at work, had to leave because of manager discrimination.

I have a disability covered by the ADA, and I had an incident at work. My manager angrily told me that I had to tell her that I had this disability before she hired me, and denied that HIPPA had any relevance to the situation. I left, but not without the parting shot from her of "I never would have hired you if I'd known you had [disability]." My disability did not interfere with my ability to do my job in any way (e.g. someone needing to disclose that they have bad arthritis before applying to be a heavy machinery operator) she was just being a bigot. Is there any recourse for that?

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A: Hi, more information is needed here. One issue I see is that it seems you quit. More information is needed about the environment. I would reach out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation.

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