I was hired by Acero Aerospace in May 1991 as a Rocket Scientist. I had no problems with the company until 2013 when I hurt my back skiing. I had surgery in May 2013 and was out for ten weeks. When I came back to work, I had restrictions from my doctor, Dr. Billings, who said I could only work 5 hours a day initially and over a period of three months, my work hours would be increased until I could work 8 hours again without restrictions.
When I told my boss, Rick Ryder, this information, he told me not to come back to work until I am 100%. I told my boss that I would miss three months of work if I could not come back with restrictions. On August 1, 2013, my boss sent me an email that said if I do not go back to my doctor and get released from my restrictions immediately, I would be terminated. I could not get released without restrictions and was terminated on August 2, 2013.