Help my buddy stay healthy
April 26, 2006 7:59 PM Subscribe
I need to help a friend find free/cheap legal aid for an employment/ADA situation in Los Angeles.
posted by kamikazegopher to law & government (2 answers total)
I have a friend who has pancreatic cancer. It's usually fatal, but for some reason, he's still kicking. He normally works in a highly technical manufacturing area with an intemperate climate. After his last few bouts of pneumonia, he was given an office-type temporary position. He's been relatively healthy lately. Now, he's being replaced by someone with a degree and he's been told that he has to go back to working in the intemperate manufacturing climate, despite the fact that his doctor recommends ambient temperature. My friend is afraid of fighting recurrent bouts of pneumonia again.
We're not really sure if there are laws that benefit people like him.
I don't expect anyone to necessarily be able to help with specifics, but I'm hoping to be able to point him to some competent, low-cost legal aid. He spends a large portion of wages on meds that keep him alive, so he doesn't have much disposable income. Thanks for any advice.