I feel my employer retaliated against me for initiating a complaint about disability discrimination

I was put on a performance improvement plan because I wrote an email
to my supervisor and HR stating I feel like I have been discriminated
against for my disability.

Asked on October 2, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Maryland


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Not only is discriminating against the disabled in employment illegal, but so is retaliating against an employee for bringing a complaint or concern about it to management. You may wish to contact the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, to file a complaint; the EEOC is the agency which enforces the anti-discrimination laws in employment. Your other option is to speak with an employment law attorney about possibly suing; but since the EEOC's help would be free, I would try them first.

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