So sorry Zach for your problems at work. First let me tell you a little about myself. In 2006 I was diagnosed with narcolepsy, I was placed on medical leave in January 2008 then terminated in August 2008. I made a request for accommodation which was denied, I asked for a transfer to a store closer to my home, I was driving 53 miles one way, and having a hard time staying alert to drive home. I had asked to have three 15 minute breaks instead of a one hour lunch, they claimed they could not accommodate that as it was a hardship to the business. I filed charges of discrimination and failure to accommodate, and recieved a cause finding from my state agency. Here it is October 2009 and I still have not found a job and have had no resolution to my case. It took many months before I could find an attorney to even talk to me, it was after I recieved notice that there was a cause finding that I was able to retain a lawyer. It may be different in your location, but here there is not even a handful of attorneys that take ADA cases here. I don't know that there is much that you can do about losing your job. Many states are at will and can terminate a person for a good reason or no reason, as long as it is not discriminatory. Since you did not know of your condition before you were terminated the reason for your dismissal is not due to a medical disorder that was known. Employers are only liable for a known medical condition. I would suggest you take your medical documentation and a letter from you Doctor to Human Resources and try to explain the problem. If there were no issues with past performance, I would hope that they would work with you. If not than you could try and file charges through the EEOC or your state agency. Or you can call and speak with one of the representitives. I would not recommend filing charges of discrimination to anyone, I have regretted starting this whole mess but I have come too far now to just drop it. It has been very hard emotionally, and has probably affected my chances of getting hired in my area by anyone, as I said, I'm still searching for a job. But, I don't think that anyone should just have to sit back and take what is thrown at us. If they are wrong, they should be held accountable. I hope they are willing to work with you. For me this has been a very hard time, I don't want to discourage you, but I'm not going to tell you it's easy, I just want you to be prepared for the worst. I have lost just about everything. But My company filed bankruptcy I think just to complicate everything.
. If there is anything I can help you with, just let me know. I'm not an expert, but I have done many months of research and learned a lot. Good luck to you. Your situation may be different and it will go smoothly. I hope so.