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I worked for a State Agency and I worked there just fine until
I became disabled.When I returned to work from having 3 back
surgeries in one year.and had to have a wheel chair to get around.I was all of a sudden treated very ugly.
They would steal things from my desk and keep them for awhile.
They would shrink my cubicle so that my wheel chair would not fit.They would say ugly things to me to try to hurt my feelings.
They tormented two other employees to make them cry and try to
make them quit.I would stick up for them because I know its not right.The stress got so bad that my stomack would hurt just thinking about work,Sometimes I was so stressed that I could not
even swallow my own saliva.
The EEOC said that this was just some small agravation.
The building is not Even handicap accessible.
Is this harressment?

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Dene-

The Reader's Digest version is Yes, based on your facts, the company is in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. Those violations are handled by the Department of Justice (DoJ), Civil Rights Division (www dot ada dot gov).

After you contact the DoJ, you might also contact a civil attorney who specializes in these types of cases.

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Kevin M. Tamez serves as one of the most senior and experienced consultants at The MPM Group, Inc. During more than 27 years of both state and federal law enforcement experience, Mr. Tamez held supervisory roles with state law enforcement as well as senior management positions with the U.S. Department of Justice - serving in both domestic as well as foreign posts. In addition to his extensive foreign operational experience, Mr. Tamez is a court adjudicated expert in most Title 18 and Title 21 complex criminal, undercover, and electronic (Title III) intercept investigations. As a senior manager, he is also an authority in most government administrative matters to include Human Resource and Workers’ Compensation issues. Mr. Tamez has broadened his already considerable expertise by authoring various legal reference and inmate advocacy manuals. Mr. Tamez is frequently sought after for his expertise in counseling and preparing convicted law enforcement personnel, politicians, and other “celebrities” for reporting to a federal penal facility.

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More than 27-years of both state and federal law enforcement. Uniform patrol, Tactical Operations, SWAT, Detective Bureau (Narcotics), and Uniform Supervision. U.S. Federal Agent (Series-1811), all facets of complex domestic investigations, Special Operations, Paramilitary operations overseas, senior management, strategic planning, etc.

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Mr. Tamez has authored several formal "Position Papers" as well as several legal reference manuals to include “The Pre-Release/Post-Release Process for Federal Inmates," “Medical Issues for Federal Inmates,” and “The Administrative Remedy Process for Federal Inmates,” thereby establishing himself as one of this industry’s foremost authorities in BOP procedural and administrative matters as well. In addition to his recent legal reference manuals and other professional publications, Mr. Tamez recently authored the critically acclaimed “The BOP’s Failure to Properly Implement the 2nd Chance Act of 2007” as well as the educational website www.FederalPrisonCampTour.com.

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Mr. Tamez holds a Bachelor's of Arts Degree and has done graduate work at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Mr. Tamez is a graduate of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy and both the Basic & Advanced Special Agent courses in Quantico Virginia.

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