Family Dollar Inc Complaint - American with Disabilities Act Violation

Review by paulrene2 on 2002-03-10
WEST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT -- This is official notice that Family Dollar, Inc. is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) having been hired by Joe Russo, a district supervisor in the State of Connecticut, with the full knowledge that I, Jill Rene' have a son who is mentally handicapped and that he meets the protected standards established in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and that the Title I violation has occured in regards to the reasonable accommodation necessary for his emergency care as was given to Joe Russo during the interview process prior to hiring.

The Title I violation occured on March 9th, 2002 at approximately 3pm EST. Official notice was given to David Grant that I, Jill Rene', was exercising the rights accorded to me under the reasonable accommodation section of Title I of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as had been pre-arranged with the District Supervisor Joe Russo. I was terminated and given two documents to sign dated March 7th and March 8th. Both these documents were given to me at the time of the violation, approximately 3pm EST on March 9th, 2002.

I am giving Family Dollar, Inc. a window of opportunity to correct this violation within 2 business days, before I file an official charges of employment discrimination on the basis of having 'a relationship or association with an individual with a disability' as stated in Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

To help keep me as a potential future customer, I would like the following:

Please contact my advocate at by Tuesday 6pm EST on March 12th, 2002.

At the very least I would like a response from your company regarding this incident. Thank you for your time.
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2003-02-23
Posted by Anonymous on 2002-04-11:
get a lawyer if they haven't remedied this situation yet.
Posted by Anonymous on 2002-09-22:
Its now September and its one thing after another with this company. I'd go into details but I'm sure that yet another reprisal for my wife would then begin.
Posted by Anonymous on 2003-02-23:
it's your son with the handicap, not you. are you sure this is the type of situation covered under ADA and not family medical leave?

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