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darlene45
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employment for a AA female in Atlanta
      #247618 - 09/20/09 02:21 AM

I am a 45 year old AA female living in Atlanta. Tuesday I was terminated from my job, because my supervisor told me that I called out too much and was constantly late. I have been diagnosed since 2001, I suffer with neuropathy in my hands.
Neuropathy in my hands makes them tingle and ache. Currently I am taking neurontin every night along with 3 Tylenol PM. I also am a diabetic, therefore I hit with neuropathy double, this is also a side effect of being a diabetic. If there is someone out there that knows of somewhere hiring please let me know. The job that I was terminated from, I worked with people with disabilities. Please share information of a job listing.
Thanks,
darlene45

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Jackie__Blue
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Re: employment for a AA female in Atlanta new
      #247620 - 09/20/09 11:15 AM

I would seem that you would have qualified for accomadations in the work place under the American with Disabilities Act. If you were calling out and late because of your health related issues then you may have been wrongfully terminated. I'm not sure how all that works, but it might be worth getting in touch with someone that is familiar with ADA and see what your rights are.

As to finding a job, try calling around to the different temporary agencies. Besides having temp jobs many times those jobs are temp to perm.

good luck


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