I am being intimidated at work after filing an ADA denial claim in Illinois.

I have been waiting a year and during
this time the HR director has twice
threatened to fire me for
insubordination. Also another
employee who retaliated with a threat
of violence has now showed up at the
building where I was transferred stating
to a manager that he just came to see
if he was still able to enter the building
with his keycard. Is there anything I
can do other than reporting the
incident?

Asked on January 12, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Illinois

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The issue is: were you insubordinate? If you were, you may be disciplined or threatened with discipline for it, even if you had filed an ADA denial claim--filing the claim does not prevent you from suffering adverse consequences for how you act or what you do at work.
If, however, you believe you were not insubordinate and that this is retaliation for having filed your ADA claim, contact the agency with which you filed the claim (e.g your state equal/civil rights agency or the federal EEOC) and make them aware of this apparent retaliation, since it is illegal to retaliate against an employee for filing a discrimination or reasonable accommodation claim.


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