Employer asking me to resign because I'm epileptic - what should I do?

I have epilepsy and lately keep having seizures which has made it very hard for me to work as I get very sick. I missed 4 days of work and am in training and employer asked that I resign because I've missed too much training. I live in Nebraska which is a no fault state (they can let you go for any reason), but they're not letting me go, but asking for a letter of resignation. What should I do?
Asked Jun 13, 2011
Definitely don't sign anything.

You are likely covered by federal protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). I think your employer is doing something highly illegal with the request and I wonder if you have just cause for a suit/file an employment discrimination claim against him (*I am not qualified to give legal advice*).

You need professional help: contact a free ADA specialist at 800-514-0301. http://www.ada.gov/

I'd also contact an attorney who is familiar with this kind of case. The ADA should be able to refer you.
Answered Jun 13, 2011
Edited Jun 14, 2011
There is nothing in a letter of resignation that could benefit you unless you actually want to resign.

There are many variables floating in the air in this issue such as whether there was a conditional period before you became a permanent employee, whether medical information was asked for and provided and whether your condition could be hazardous to yourself and/or your fellow employees. You should talk to an attorney who understands Nebraska Labor Law. In the meantime, don't handcuff your attorney by signing anything.
Answered Jun 13, 2011
Edited Jun 13, 2011
That's illegal. Report him to a labor board or something. I hope you didn't quit. Godd luck with your condition. My brother has epilepsy.
Answered Jun 24, 2011

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