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Legal Question
Jun 2, 2001

I disclosed to a top manager of my HIV status. I had a medical problem that required me to miss work indefinitly. When I gave the note to the floor supervisor (which is company policy), she wanted to know why the note was from an "infectious disease" doctor since I was having a problem with my left eye. She said this well within ear range of every employee on the floor. She then several days later called my doctors office demanding information. They of course gave her none. I called the head of HR which is located in another city and she advised me to bypass this person and she would take care of it. Since then I have been documenting dates and incidents with this company which seem out of line. I really did like this company and they have accomodated me by letting me work at home (I might add others do this without any type of medical accomodation). My eye condition has cleared up, and I am at full steam. The problem is I am now being passed up for promotions because of my disability. I dont have anything in writing saying this but I am allot more qualified than the people getting the positions. Do I have the right to ask why I have been denied the promotion? If they say it is due to my disability is that legal?

Response from Ms. Franzoi

I suggest that you contact an attorney re this.

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