Lowe’s Accused of Disability Discrimination in Texas Lawsuit By Dan Atkerson on June 29, 2016

Disabled office worker with colleagueA former employee at Lowe’s in Houston, Texas has filed a lawsuit against the home improvement company alleging wrongful termination and disability discrimination.

According to the lawsuit, Tamara Wolf had been working at Lowe’s for almost 10 years, and was regularly given glowing performance reviews. However, she says she was fired in 2014 because of her frequent doctor’s visits to get treatment for major depressive disorder. Wolf has cerebral palsy and fibromyalgia, both of which require her to see a doctor regularly.

Despite following proper procedure when she asked for time off to see her doctor and having her requests approved, Wolf says her managers began losing patience with her repeated requests.

After she was wrongfully terminated, Wolf immediately suspected she was being discriminated against for her disability. According to her lawyers, she will be seeking back pay with interest, reimbursement for legal fees, and any other damages a jury sees fit to award.

Americans with Disabilities Act and Wrongful Termination

The Americans with Disabilities Act protects employees with disabilities from discrimination and wrongful termination. Employees with disabilities may not be terminated or looked over for hiring and promotions on the basis of their disability.

Employers are required to make reasonable accommodations to allow disabled workers to perform their job. Occasional doctor’s visits should be more than reasonable.

You don’t have to stand for workplace discrimination or harassment. Dallas employment lawyer Dan A. Atkerson is proud to fight on behalf of employees who are wronged by their employers.

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