By Tony - 30/11/2010 11:30
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38: Losing hair is in no way indicative of dirtiness or slobbishness. Unless (s)he's a model or something, OP shouldn't feel pressured into wearing a wig if (s)he doesn't feel comfortable with it. What's next, requiring amputees or people with malformed limbs to wear prosthetics, or asking those with scars to hide them with makeup, just to make coworkers or clients feel more comfortable around them?
117 - a deformity could also be a scar, in which case it would be either the same amount of skin or an excess (if it's a keloid). Your douche-bag personality surely makes you less of a person than a "dude without legs". I hope you realize I meant for "more of a person" to mean a bigger person; a person with a better personality. Those with deformities are commonly known to have a better outlook on life. Depending on their deformity, they may even live life fuller than you would, since you have both legs, presumably, and take everything involving legs for granted. Who got owned?
147 - I realize that technically he has more body mass than a person without legs, but that doesn't make him less of a person in general. Are you guys seriously arguing this? A person is a person. Period. Jane - More generally. I'm sure there's medical/psychological research done on it, and it has been mentioned in my psychology course, but I haven't done any research on it myself.
I kind of agree with the people on the douche-side of this argument, but not for their douche reasons. I think it's kind of awkward to see people with missing limbs, etc. because I feel so bad, and I don't want to make them feel like I'm staring, but I don't want them to feel ignored or like an outcast. They don't deserve to be thought of as any "less of a person".
117 & 118. you both look like pathetic and ignorant people I'd like to see either one of you be man enough to do the things that any person that has a deformity it has lost a limb does everyday, although it is rather obvious from your comments you never will be men hell I would compare your manliness to that of a 3 year old girl. now who got owned?
you need to get some free legal advice, just call any lawyer in the phonebook and ask for a consultation. you are a new client, so the first 30 min is free.
No, they can't. they can fire you and not state a reason. If a reason IS stated by the employer, it can't be a discriminatory one, e.g., a medical condition, otherwise that's wrongful termination. That said, unless what the OP's boss said was documented, or there are witnesses who will back the OP up, it would be really hard to prove it.
Not true. I work in PA, which is an at-will employment state. Though they can technically fire you for any reason they so choose; they still have to have a lawful reason to fire you. Most states, if not all, have laws protecting from discrimination due to a medical condition (as well as others). This would make Tony's case clearly wrongful termination. Even if this happened within 90 days of hiring. The real trick is going to be proving that that was why you were fired.
How did you get the job if you have alopecia? It's not a disease you get overnight, or on a drunken weekend. You can be the test case to see if the ADA applies to skinheads.
Alopecia is the universe's way of telling you that you should be bald. Shave your head and hope that you don't have a raisin scalp.