I have been employed by the same company in Alabama for 5 years. I suffer from uni-polar (severe) depression and severe social anxiety disorder. These disorders have caused me to miss many days of work over the past 5 years, but I was never reprimanded until about 8-9 months ago when I informed my employer of my illnesses. I informed my employer that I was seeing a counselor, psychiatrist and was beginning a medication regimine. After that I began to get written up for missing work. I have been suspended from work twice with my return being authorized by my doctor or counselor. I fully understand that employees are required to be on time and present and also that an employer has the right to terminate due to tardiness or abscence. In my situation though, where I am getting help for my illnesses and have informed my employer of all details can they still lawfully terminate me for tardiness or abscences?