ada ADD and bipolar disorder discrimination Started by faithandhope , Mar 24 2014 12:15 PM Please log in to reply 2 replies to this topic 18 posts Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:15 PM Was diagnosed bipolar disorder 2004 and ADD 2013. With the new diagnosis of ADD, empoyer told me to ask my Dr what accomodations are needed. I did. My Dr stated, recording equipment, office and something else, can't remember. My boss moved me to another desk and made the front of my cubical very high like a wall. I was harassed for about two weeks from other employees. My boss put me right in front of my peers instead of maybe in a quieter area that had lots of empty desks. I was the Sr on my team of 2 employees and they decided to hire 2 more regular employes for my department to handle expected volumes. They waited till my vacation to post a position that would have been a promotion in my department and hired them before I got back. I didnt get an opportunity to post for it and they still don't know that I already knew about the position. Other employees had been told about it atleast a month before it was posted but I was never told until I returned. I have been here 12 years and I believe I was a trainee for 5 of those years and have been a sr for only about 2 yrs. What should I do? 58,788 posts Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:30 PM It's not clear what you expect folks to say, but if you think you've been discriminated against because of the ADD diagnosis, then you are free to complain to the EEOC and talk with an attorney. I'll echo PG's advisory "warning" with a twist: (Many) legal issues are complicated. Explanations and comments here might not fully identify or explain the ramifications of your particular problem. I do not give legal advice as such (and such is impermissible here at any rate). Comments are based on personal knowledge and experience and legal info gleaned over a quarter century, and every state has differing laws on and avenues to address most topics. If you need legal advice, you need to consult (and pay) a professional so that you may have someone to hold accountable. Acting on personal and informational advice from a stranger on the internet is a bad idea -- at least not without your own thorough due dilience/research and confirmation as it applies to your situation. 111 posts Posted Yesterday, 07:06 AM So you were accommodated as your doctor indicated when you requested accomodation and a promotion was posted while you were on vacation. Though you knew the job was coming up, you didn't apply. You still have your current job, into which you were promoted about 2 years ago. You have suffered no loss of pay or tangible employment actions. Your employer hired two more new employees for your department to assist with the amount of work.
Honestly, nothing you post even hints at anything illegal. ADA does not require that they give you an office in your preferred location, nor arrange hiring around your vacation schedule. Being on vacation would not preclude applying for a known vacancy. Even if you applied, there is no guarantee you would have been selected, nor is it reasonable to grant this to you automatically for any reason. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://boards.answers.findlaw.com/index.php/topic/229877-ada-add-and-bipolar-disorder-discrimination/