I just started working at a large company in TX with federal contracts. After working there for a week, I contacted their EAP to determine how to disclose my disability (bipolar 2) to simply ask for some flexible scheduling (be at work by 9 and get my 8 hours in). I followed the EAP's instructions to a T in an email, and I was subsequently terminated. I was floored at how blatant it was. They told me I could not work there with that diagnosis.
I immediately went to the EEOC with the email chain, and the representative told me it looked like an "open and shut case." They should get their letter tomorrow that a claim has been filed. So what? It doesn't look to me like they are even concerned if they were going to be that blatant about it. What should I expect from this? Do they really not realize what they did was illegal? They told me bp2 was not protected by ADA when I know for a fact that it is. Their employment lawyer cannot be that ignorant.
I heard it is even worse because they have federal contracts, but really, it doesn't look like the get fined or anything by the government so I am not sure what to think. And if they offer to reinstate me, won't they make my life hell?