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What to do if I was terminated for being ill?

Then I received a letter stating that I abandoned my position. What are my options?

Asked on November 19, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Arizona

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Job abandonment is often used as a pretext for a discriminatory termination, especially in cases of disability discrimination.  A request for a leave of absence from work is a request for a reasonable accomodation of a disability under the ADA.  If you are disabled and requested time off from work, you should pursue a claim for wrongful termination.  You need to first file a complaint with the EEOC or the Arizona Attorney General's Office Civil Rights Division. 


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