Q: Is there some kind of legal defense charter or any good attorneys willing to work pro bono? My employer has practically terminated me because of my MS. During my last flare my boss actually called my hospital room and accused me of faking it and demanded I stop faking it and get back to work. I would try to take this up with my HR department but they're in Texas and my boss is in a sexual relationship with the individual from HR that would handle this situation. Are there any good attorneys that would be willing to take a case pro bono and help me get my career of 14 years back? Thank you in advance for any assistance you can give me on this matter.
A: We are very sorry to hear that this is happening to you. It has taken a while to get back to you because we have been asking various people for information. We don't know what state you live in (do you live in TX as well, or is just the HR department there?), and would need to know that in terms of finding someone in your area that might be able to help. However, we are not legal experts so our ability to help is limited. In the meantime, you can utilize these resources...the ADA (http://askjan.org/JANonDemand.htm) and the EEOC (http://www.eeoc.gov/) and they might be able to provide guidance. We have included a video about the American Disabiities Act below.
Has anyone reading this gone through a similar situation and if so, would you be able to share any resources that helped you?
Here is a link to the NMSS employment page that has a list of resources that might help as well:
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