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Petitioning U.S. Senate U.S. Senate and 2 others

President Barack Obama: Let U S Supreme Court Hear EEOC/ Civil Cases After 7 Years At U.S. District Level


I just signed the following petition addressed to: U.S Congress, President Barack Obama.

 

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Let U S Supreme Court Hear EEOC Cases After 7 Years At District Level

 

This is important because I am seeking relief for much needed, and deserved lost benefits, health, wages/retirement due me after being wrongfully discharged and discriminated against after injury on the job.  This is important because transcripts from my workers compensation trial, ( May 05, 2002) would prove  the state of Louisiana discriminated against me, closed my case when I refused to settle my w/c claims and continued to refuse accommodation, and falsified transcript of the trial. I feel many civil cases are deliberately stalled at the U. S. district level like mine,"politics." These cases seem to get stuck between the U.S. District level, and the U.S. Appeals Court, yo yo-ing backward and forward. Therefore the cases cannot precede to resolution. Too many lawyers allow judges to sit on these cases, instead of doing protecting the  client's  interest. Instead they are looking out for  themselves.  Many judges are looking out for big cooperation and do not sit in the interest of justice, and is not fair to the plaintiff. Some plaintiffs give up! I feel that these delays are further discrimination against the already injured, and aggrieved party. Justice delayed is justice denied. I was wrongfully terminated (Disability Employment Discrimination) from my job as a Recreation Specialist in October, 2000, after being injured on the job. My primary doctor sent me to work on light duty. My employer sent me home, saying they had no light duty for me, and would send me a duty list later to give to my doctor to determine what duties I could perform. After about two weeks when I hadn't received the duty list. I wrote a letter inquiring about it.  I also told how I thought they treated me differently from others,etc. Shortly afterwards I received a letter from my employer stating my doctor said I could return to work full duty without restrictions, (trickery, and retaliation). This person was not my treating doctor who had sent me to work on light duty, but someone workers compensation, and my employer had used, who didn't know if I was dead or alive. I returned to work as ordered, trying to protect my job.  When my leg  buckled on me, two weeks later I was fired.  I had  23 years of service. I only had 7 years until retirement.  *** My suit was dismissed in Summary Judgement November 16, 2012.  I am appealing.

Sincerely,

Katherine Conner

 

Letter to
U.S. Senate U.S. Senate
U.S. Congress U.S. Congress
President Barack Obama President Barack Obama
I just signed the following petition addressed to: U.S Congress, President Barack Obama.

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Let U S Supreme Court Hear EEOC Cases After 7 Years At District Level

This is important because I am seeking relief for much needed, and deserved lost benefits, health, wages/retirement due me after being wrongfully discharged and discriminated against after injury on the job. This is important because transcripts from my workers compensation trial, ( May 05, 2002) would prove the state of Louisiana discriminated against me, closed my case when I refused to settle my w/c claims and continued to refuse accommodation, and falsified transcript of the trial. I feel many civil cases are deliberately stalled at the U. S. district level like mine,"politics." These cases seem to get stuck between the U.S. District level, and the U.S. Appeals Court, yo yo-ing backward and forward. Therefore the cases cannot precede to resolution. Too many lawyers allow judges to sit on these cases, instead of doing protecting the client's interest. Instead they are looking out for themselves. Many judges are looking out for big cooperation and do not sit in the interest of justice, and is not fair to the plaintiff. Some plaintiffs give up! I feel that these delays are further discrimination against the already injured, and aggrieved party. Justice delayed is justice denied. I was wrongfully terminated (Disability Employment Discrimination) from my job as a Recreation Specialist in October, 2000, after being injured on the job. My primary doctor sent me to work on light duty. My employer sent me home, saying they had no light duty for me, and would send me a duty list later to give to my doctor to determine what duties I could perform. After about two weeks when I hadn't received the duty list. I wrote a letter inquiring about it. I also told how I thought they treated me differently from others,etc. Shortly afterwards I received a letter from my employer stating my doctor said I could return to work full duty without restrictions, (trickery, and retaliation). This person was not my treating doctor who had sent me to work on light duty, but someone workers compensation, and my employer had used, who didn't know if I was dead or alive. I returned to work as ordered, trying to protect my job. When my leg buckled on me, two weeks later I was fired. I had 23 years of service. I only had 7 years until retirement. *** My suit was dismissed in Summary Judgement November 16, 2012. I am appealing.

The reason they gave for firing me was I couldn't perform the essential functions of my duties, (thanks to them) and had exhausted all leave time, including Family Medical Leave. I could have performed the essential functions of my duties if they had given me a fair chance, a reasonable accommodation of light duty and tried to work with me. Instead I was sent home, this caused me to use what leave I had left. This was absolutely mean, and didn't make sense at all. My job wasn't labor intensive. There were at least 4 other employees, one of which was in my department. They too, had exhausted all leave, with no Family Medical Leave, the same as I. They were allowed to remain on my employers payroll. Some had been out for more than a year, and had continued long after I was fired,(Discrimination). Six months after I was fired Physical Therapy/Pain Management, was approved for me. I was diagnosed with, major depression, anxiety, and sciatica from a buldged disc in my lower back. My Workers Compensation was discontinued because I refused to settle my claims, now I don't get medication either. I filed an EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit. The EEOC accepted my charge. I had planned to mediate. My employer agreed to mediation. The EEOC said they hadn't received my mediation agreement, timely, and said it was too late for mediation and gave me the right to sue. My EEOC case has been pending at the U.S. District level in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for approximately 11 years. Cases like mine are often dismissed by Summary Judgement after a length of time has passed. And the poor plaintiff doesn't have money to proeede further. I worked hard on this job and planned to continue working until full retirement, which should have been 2007. My employer, DHH refused to work with me. The transcript of my workers compensation trial, which has been denied, will prove this, among other documentation I have, Pro-se parties are not treated fairly, and not respected as lawyers are when requesting public records, etc. Please investigate this matter, allow plaintiff's to present civil cases to U. S. Supreme Court after 7 years, starting with me.

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Sincerely,

Katherine Conner