A Marine veteran's legal battle to try and bring his service dog into work was abruptly ended after he was fired, according to NBC affiliate WGBA.
Shaun Kettner, a Wisconsin resident, said his Dutch shepherd, named "Sig," has helped him deal with his PTSD by alleviating stress.
"You have to look at him as a wheelchair," he said.
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Kettner was placed on unpaid suspension at his job with L&S Electric in March, but last week he got a message from the company saying he was terminated.
"I'm terminated from the company," Kettner said, noting the company disputes the claim. "They're telling me that I've resigned, but I've made many attempts to [show] that I've wanted to come back to work. But they won't allow me."
Representatives for L&S Electric, a manufacturing and motor repair company in Appleton, said Kettner had failed to complete proper paperwork for bringing Sig to work.
But Kettner said the VA has refused to sign the paperwork because some of the questions the company asked are private questions that violate HIPAA laws.