Has anyone ever had any dealings with EEOC and ADA? I have filed a complaint against my former employer for failing to follow a reasonable accommodation request that was approved. My boss just chose to ignore it-the result-MICU for 3 days, 30 days of medical leave and ended up leaving the job. My boss wanted me gone so she harassed me without mercy in an effort to get rid of me-and i have all of the documentation to prove that. I filed a harassment complaint against her as soon as I quit. HR says they investigated but they won't tell me the outcome so I have a feeling they swept it under the rug.
The EEOC said I had to have left the job because of harassment, which I did and can prove it, and prove that my boss ignored the approved reasonable accommodation, which I can and that damage was done, which it was.
I didn't even know asthma fell under ADA until the work comp case worker told me that it wasn't a work comp case but it definitely was an EEOC issue. The EEOC found enough evidence that they filed a charge against them and we have agreed to mediation to settle it. That is set for this Tuesday. I think I'm ready-over 700 e-mails date and time stamped showing that my boss expected me to be there and that sometimes it was as much as 14 hours a day for 2 weeks until I landed in the hospital. I have the hospital records with all doctors stating that it was directly the result of exposure to excessive construction fumes and the denial of work comp to cover it, the letter from my old pulmo stating what would happen if I was exposed to the fumes for more than a 4 hours and the form she completed about my lungs and a follow up pulmonary function test showing the damage to my lungs. I hope all of that is enough-
I'm super nervous-my old employer is a large health system in town and they play hard ball. Everyone keep your fingers crossed and say some prayers for me that it goes well. I'm not vindictive and I'm not trying to get rich or anything, but what they did was wrong. They should pay my hospital bills, pay me back for vacation time I had to use and maybe a little more.
I'm just ready for it to be over-I've been at my new job 6 months now and am ready to be done with the whole mess. At least I won't have to be in the same room with them-the mediator will go between 2 rooms and I won't have to even see them.