I have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder and am under the care of a psychiatrist where i am prescribed medication to combat this illness. My job puts a lot of pressure on me with long hours and countless other stressors. I don't do well with stress, it literally makes me sick.
I have had a few unpleasant discussions with my direct supervisor, asking for just a little slack. For instance, I asked if I could adjust my work hours 15 minutes earlier, i.e. come in 15 minutes earlier so I can leave 15 minutes earlier to try and get a jump on traffic. She said NO! Even after I explained that this would benefit me by providing just a bit of stress relief. My supervisor is not aware of my illness.
My question is: can one legally be fired from their job because of mental illness?
I thought the Americans with Disabilities Act would help in this situation. Does it?