As a Seattle employment lawyer, I understand how complex employment issues are and just how much of an impact they can have on your life. Being mistreated in the workplace is both emotionally and financially damaging. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Golden LivingCenter-Dartmouth, located in Charlotte, N.C, unlawfully terminated an employee because of a disability. Golden Living is a nursing facility that provides care to physically and mentally disabled individuals, as well as the elderly. Employee, Sandra Bagwell, has major depressive disorder or MDD. After working for the company for nearly two years, Bagwell suffered a MDD episode and had to be hospitalized for treatment and evaluation. Bagwell informed her supervisor of her need for a medical leave of absence. As a result the company fired Bagwell, violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Even though this incident of disability discrimination occurred in Charlotte, North Carolina, many local businesses of Seattle are also unaware of discrimination and how it affects employees within the workplace. Discrimination can be negative comments or unlawful termination regarding someone’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. Harassment of any kind is illegal within the workplace and it can leave employees with various emotional adversity.
If you believe you have been treated unfairly in the workplace and have questions concerning your case, then contact a professional Seattle employment discrimination attorney to discuss your options and legal rights. No one should have to live with taunting and bullying in their place of employment. If you have an employment issue that you believe may require legal representation, contact us today. For more information and a free consultation, call me at Premier Law Group at (206)285-1743.