Like age discrimination cases, disability discrimination cases have a predictable fact pattern. An employee (usually a blue-collar worker) with a previously good work record gets hurt and misses time from work to recover. The employee returns, sometimes with restrictions recommended by his doctor, and sometimes without any restrictions at all. Suddenly, the employee feels like he has a target on his back. Unjustified criticism and write-ups follow. The employer complains that the employee is too slow, and then complains that the employee is no longer able to perform his essential job functions. The termination follows swiftly.
Employees who are terminated because of a disability face a particularly difficult road as finding a job in these tough times become even harder for a worker with a disability or work-related injury.
Knowing how to establish the link between the disability and the termination requires a lawyer with experience. Knowing what questions to ask and documents to obtain is essential to proving your case. Michael Justice has handled dozens of disability discrimination cases over the years and has a proven track record of helping disenfranchised employees get their lives back together, and get back on their feet.