Gilmer, TX asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Texas

Q: Do I have a lawsuit?

I was terminated from my job. I was told I was fired due to absences that pertained to my mental health. I was told they didnt want someone working for them that had mental health problems. I was also never offered COBRA insurance and my insurance was canceled 12 days after termination. I was denied unemployment. Do i have a case for an appeal? Do I have a case for a lawsuit?

1 Lawyer Answer
Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH

A: You may have a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act. If your employer has at least 50 employees in a 75 mile radius, and you have worked there for at least 12 months, for a total of at least 1250 hours, you may also have a claim under the Family Medical Leave Act. You should reach out to an employment law attorney in your area to discuss these potential violations, as well as your employer's failure to provide notices required by COBRA.

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