Jarretts Ford, WV asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for West Virginia

Q: Started work on 5/1 for the state of WV. Had a seizure AT work 5/5 morning. Got fired 6/14. Fired for reasons from seizu

Started work on Monday working for the state of WV.

Had a seizure AT work Friday morning of the same week.

Coworkers heard me hit my head off of desk/computer as I was seizing. Called 9-11 and went to ER by ambulance.

Returned to work on Monday (2 days later)

Sometime in those first 2 weeks back, the director and supervisor sat me down and I told them I didn’t feel well off of the medicine and I came back to work too soon.

Was put on medication that Friday and continued on until recently seeing neurologist to switch (amazing and noticeable change in personality and ability since changing) original and first medicine inflicted horrible side effects and the next 2 weeks I was penalized for anything and everything (sleeping at desk during work, not leaving work on time because I was asleep, I have little to no recollection of the couple weeks after seizure due to medication and head trauma from fall)

asked multiple times about seeing a neurologist to get medicine changed

1 Lawyer Answer
Cynthia Pietrucha
Cynthia Pietrucha
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Naperville, IL

A: You may have a disability discrimination case. Check with a lawyer in your state to understand your rights under WV law. You can also contact lawyers out of state to understand your rights under federal law. Best of luck!

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