Posts Tagged ‘at-will employment’
Saturday, September 21st, 2013
Ok, I need advice.
My son is a young autistic man and has been employed in a private club in Birmingham, AL. When he began employment 4 years ago, the club agreed to communicate with his job coach about his performance. During the last 2 years, he has complained of workplace bullying, being yelled at, and ridiculed in front of other employees. He has been sent home and written up.
The club has refused comment regarding our attempts to communicate and will not return phone calls and emails to either his job coach or myself.
He was fired last week. As this is a private club he is not protected by the ADA, which may explain why they refuse to deal with his job coach.
Alabama has no law to prevent this type of behavior and a cause of action would be difficult to prove, because of the difficulty of getting a current employee to testify.