While filing a request for leave from work due to health concerns can be a stressful process, sometimes it may also be necessary to protect one’s well-being. While there are laws that provide individuals in Michigan and elsewhere with protection from disability discrimination, that does not mean one will never face unjust treatment or retaliation. A former employee at a Walmart in another state has recently filed a lawsuit accusing the company of discrimination and retaliation.
Discrimination and retaliation
Reports indicate that the incident began when the employee requested intermittent leave due to health concerns. She says she suffers from Crohn’s disease and that she filed a request with the company for reasonable accommodations. This included a request for medical leave and for a position that was closer to the facilities necessary to accommodate her needs.
However, the company denied the request, which the lawsuit asserts was a violation of her rights via the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reports also indicate that she was eventually fired from her position at Walmart due to absences from work that were related to her condition. She has filed a lawsuit accusing the company of disability discrimination and retaliation.
Encountering unlawful treatment
There might be few things as stressful as encountering discrimination at work and the fallout of such a situation could leave a person facing various hardships in life. Those who face such circumstances and have questions about how best to approach the matter might consider retaining the services of an attorney to aid in evaluating their situations. An attorney in Michigan can work toward protecting a client’s legal rights and interests and assist in preparing to seek the full amount of compensation to which he or she is entitled via a claim against all parties deemed responsible.