Just Diagnosed With ADHD (Adults)
Diagnosed in April-Lost job in May
Hi. I have just been diagnosed. Im happy to see there is a good support system. Has anyone had fired for poor job performance and have had good luck with the ADA laws working for you? Heres my story. In Dec I began therapy cause I knew that I was faltering at home and at work. I haf been on meds for years for anxiety/depression but the therapy wasnt helping job performance like I hoped so I began researching Adult ADD myself and asked about it at next therapy session. She tested me and I met criteria. I went to family physician who tested me April 12 and I met criteria and he put me on Vyvanse. May 10 I came in to work to find upper mgt there to speak to me. I told them I recognized I was having problems and that I was trying to rectify the issues and had just been disgnosec with adult ADD. At my disciplinary hearing I submitted doctors notes. The HR director said that it had no bearing on this. My choices were to resign or be terminated. I resigned because I would lose 10’s of thousands in retirement. My union did nothing for me and I have recently filed with the EEOC. I was wondering if anyone had won a discrimination complaint for Adult ADD or had a similar situation with losing their job because of their disability.
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