If so, please read this and let me know how it should be handled. This is an issue with my 3rd son, and I want to start by saying that most times I don't "come to their rescue" if they get jammed up in some way, but this one really pisses me off. My son Jesse is deaf from birth and is 23 years old. He is a carpenter, and a very good one. He was working as a sub contractor on a job for a very large home builder in Johnson City Tn, and had had the job for about 6 months and was doing great. He even oversaw the jobsite while the boss was on leave dealing with a death in the family, and did great. Then a new guy from another area came to town to oversee the job. A few days after the guy shows up, Jesse face times me, and asks me for some advice. He said the new guy on the job, Nathan, is just a couple years older than him, and for some reason, took an immediate dislike to Jesse. He said he doesn't talk, he yells, and cusses. I had taught him a long time ago to advocate for himself where his deafness is concerned. I told him he needs to let people know how to communicate with him, that most people have never been around a deaf person, and just don't know. Jesse said after this overly forceful yelling and cussing had happened a couple times, he pulled the guy aside and told him that because of his deafness, expression, body language, and tone of voice (he can hear enough to tell when someone is pissed off) mean a lot, so if there was something that he wasn't doing, just explain to him in a calm manner, and he would do his best to accomodate. That was three weeks ago, and nothing has changed. Mid week last week, the yelling boss shows up, and starts yelling at Jesse about something that wasn't his job, kinda got in his face, and started picking up Jesse's tools to load in his truck because he was going to send him to another house. Jesse said "no, I'm not going to another house, and I am not staying at this house, I quit." He loaded up and went home. He is owed 21 hours of pay at $22.00 an hour, and they won't pay him. The yelling guy, Nathan, told the area supervisor that Jesse messed a bunch of **** up, and it should be taken out of his pay. Ironic that Jesse has been the one on this job from the start to go in and fix everyone else's **** ups, especilly where trim and doors are concerned. So what recourse does my son have? Does the ADA apply to sub contractors? From what I read, according to TN labor laws, they can't legally do what they did, even if he did **** something up, is that typically true? Like I said, I would usually let him deal with his issues, but this one really pisses me off. I have three deaf sons, and my best friend was deaf from the time I was about 10 until he was killed in a car wreck when I was 37, 20 years ago. It is hard to exist in a hearing world, and much harder when you got someone ****ing with you and messing with your life and livelihood. Thanks for any input.