The truth will set you free and maybe more

The truth will set you free and maybe more

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    The truth will set you free and maybe more

    I have been a life long florida boy and have zero plans to leave.

    I have been in managment for a very long time ( auto)

    I started as a tire changer and worked my way up as an A S E tech and then in managment.

    I am in my 30th year. I am 50 this year I have had a mild heart problem over the last few years.

    I went for my yearly check up and found its got a lot whorse and will need sugrey.

    The owner I work fo I have given my all to I have worked over 90 hours a week for this guy

    (I dont get paid over time) I was put in hospital this week for tests missed two days

    The surgey wont be for a year or two ( heart valve) they have me on meds now.

    My owner is now telling me he will mostly likey let me go due to my health.

    Moral of story I will never ever give more time or any thing else to an employer.

    Wow I allways thought if you worked hard you would be rewarded .

    Very wrong

    Thanks for letting me vent

    Oh did I tell you If I loose my job I will loose my health care too


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    That guy may be in violation of more than one law. If he came right out and said that due to health he's letting you go, and because you're 50 years old, you may have a legitimate case against the old boy.
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    Give that company all the bad press they can take. Good luck and hope you get it all worked out.

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    Ouch, get some ice or frozen peas for your man parts. That is crap. Sorry to hear of your heart problem and your wasted work ethic not amounting to anything. Kinda sounds like what my dad's employer did to him when he was diagnosed with liver cancer. This will not make you feel better but Obamacare will take care of you. Best of luck man, take care of yourself.
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    "Hot Wing" I don't know you, or your beliefs...but I can tell you one thing, you can hang your hat on...
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    I've spent many, many years in the "car business" there is no loyalty, it was lost (sadly) with the last generation.
    I do wish you well though, you will be in my prayers sir.
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    Today as we all know is July 1st.

    I got out of hospital last fri I went in wed and they let me out after do heart cath Fri.

    I went to see owner on monday per his request ( I was ready to go to work on mon) he has given me a un paid leave for this week .

    He had already hired a new man a tells me he wants to see if this new guys works out .

    This guy wants me to quit but no way I will do that .

    Florida has some really bad employee laws its alot like slaverly in the blue collar market .

    But its my home and I really love this state with all my heart

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    Don't quit, Federal laws will trump the state laws (I think). Talk to a lawyer.

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    DO talk to a lawyer...you only want to be treated fairly...let someone else do your talking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Wing View Post
    I have been a life long florida boy and have zero plans to leave.

    I have been in managment for a very long time ( auto)

    I started as a tire changer and worked my way up as an A S E tech and then in managment.

    I am in my 30th year. I am 50 this year I have had a mild heart problem over the last few years.

    I went for my yearly check up and found its got a lot whorse and will need sugrey.

    The owner I work fo I have given my all to I have worked over 90 hours a week for this guy

    (I dont get paid over time) I was put in hospital this week for tests missed two days

    The surgey wont be for a year or two ( heart valve) they have me on meds now.

    My owner is now telling me he will mostly likey let me go due to my health.

    Moral of story I will never ever give more time or any thing else to an employer.

    Wow I allways thought if you worked hard you would be rewarded .

    Very wrong

    Thanks for letting me vent

    Oh did I tell you If I loose my job I will loose my health care too
    Sorry to hear about your heart problem I hope and pray that you get better. I will never give that much time to a employer unless I get payed for it and even then I would not want it. Due that my family Is more important then work because I know the way company's are. All they think about is the number game and all you are is just body to get the job done and that you are easily replaceable. Like other are saying I would talk to a lawyer and sued him.


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    Contact a labor lawyer

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    ADEA law of 1967 prohibits discrimination of an employee over 40 years old for any reason
    Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 prohibits employer discrimination of employees based on age

    Florida is an At Will state, meaning an employee can quit or be fired at any time for any reason. However, discrimination laws prevent an employer for terminating based on a discrimination, in this case a health issue. Additionally, the federal ADA law states the employer must make accomodations for you to be able to perform if possible.

    He can probably get away with term'ing you, but you can easily make it more than a little painful to him.
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    One Thing I missed after I found that I may need surgey I told him that right away as not to leave him with out help.

    The hospital stay was un planned and was an emergency room visit after working all day with chest pain.

    My family took me and I was kept thut threw fri . They now have me on meds that I was never on before.

    I called this guy every step of the way to keep him in loop .And was ready to report to duty last monday.

    After looking back at it maybe I should have never told him anything

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    I'm not a lawyer, and I didn't sleep in a Holiday Inn last night, but this guy smells like a rotting fish.
    Best of luck to you and DO CONTACT A REAL LAWYER.
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    A couple of quick points.

    1) The Americans with Disabilities Act was amended and strengthened considerably to the further benefit of employees in Nov. 2008. George Bush signed the amended ADA- now the AADA -- shortly before he left office.

    The EEOC has recently published final rules implementing the new law. It is now much stronger than before.

    Making use of that law might be a tough road with no assurance of success, but I would certainly visit with an employment law specialist, make inquiries with your state's equivalent of the EEOC, and with the EEOC itself. Present provisions are much more favorable for you then they were a couple of years back.

    If I understand things correctly, the victim of discrimination based on the AADA does not necessarily need his own lawyer. That is what the EEOC and state equivalent are for.

    2) Now to the heart issue. I don't know which valve (or perhaps more than one) are causing you a problem, nor do I know a thing about your general health. With the caveat that I do not know you, I want to tell you that my wife had a mitral valve replacement almost 20 years ago. She has done very very very well since.

    The surgery is of course understandably a scary thing to contemplate, but know that these things get done successfully day in and day out with an excellent track record of success.
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