Americans With Disabilities Act

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    I was working as a Field Service Engineer for over 10 years with my company. I started having health issues that prevented me from being able to do the physical aspects of the job. Prior to going out on disability, I asked if I could be reassigned to another position that I am well qualified, a technical support position which I could still perform well even with my disabilities. They refused without giving a valid reason. . I am now on long term disability with a private insurance company and have just been approved for Social Security Disability. I am still technically employed by my company but they said I will be officially terminated after being on disability for one year, which will be 01-01-2012. I would rather work then sit and collect checks. A technical support position with the company I am with now is my best option I have to earn a living. My question is, do you think I could get help under the Americans With Disabilities Act.


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    You may be able to get help under the ADA but you will probably need to consult with a local disability attorney.
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    Your problem is the ADA requires an employer provide reasonable accommodation. That does not include a new job completely. The request needs to be in writing and should be supported by a letter from your doctor. You now have a different situation entirely. You have applied for and been approved for SSDI. This means you certified you were disabled and unable to work. If you pursue your employer, you will be claiming to the government you were able to work at the time you claimed you were unable to. I suggest you not look a gift horse in the mouth. You should be able to supplement your SSDI within monthly wage limits if you feel you can do some type of work.