Just wondering if a person who was wrongfully fired on the basis of disability from a job (oh, say, she was a legal secretary who suffered a breakdown) and then whose name got smeared around the relatively small-town legal community as a result of her seeking redress through the Human Rights Tribunal, could she conclude that her inability (despite years of experience and glowing reference letters) to ever find work again in the field (which is normally very easy to get employed in) is the result of discrimination too? I guess I'm asking does it follow that one of the options is in play:
(a) She is being discriminated against because potential employers have heard of her disability; or
(b) She is being discriminated against because potential employers consider her litigious.
If, as I suspect, it is option (b), then I find it very odd that lawyers, whose careers are devoted to promoting clients' rights, wouldn't want a legal assistant in their firm who defended her own rights.
Lastly (and sorry about the long post), how would a person go about testing her theory? Is there an assertive way to ask a firm why she didn't even get an interview?