Thanks for the information. What if I filed for disability based on stress? I could easily prove that the stress from this one person and her group of friends has greatly affected me. Plus, I live in a very small community, 3,000 residents, where rumors and gossip spread like wildfire and I am quite concerned about my reputation. This same person who bullies and harasses me has been able to drive out three of our best Board members due to her false rumors and accusations against them (documentation and letters from those three members blaming this same person for why they left the Board are on file). I just don't know what to do or how much more I can take. Unfortunately, I need my job but the stress is quite high and has been since last July when this person was voted onto the Board.
So, would disability be possible in my case?
Thanks for your advice.
Once again, thanks for the info. Unfortunately we are a small non-profit with only 8 employees and as a result we do not fall under the FMLA law. Our Policies and Procedures manual states "time off without pay is strongly discouraged and all requests for time off without pay must be submitted in writing and have prior approval of the Director (in this case, that would be me) or the Board of Directors".
So, looks like I'm stuck which is really unfortunate. I'm 68 years old and have worked here at the senior nutrition center as their Exec. Dir. for 3 1/2 years . I have wonderful support from the majority of the members, have managed to keep the center open while others have closed down, and have dedicated up to 80 hours per week, while only getting paid for 20. A small but very powerful and bitter group of seniors, including the Board member who harasses me every day, is making my job impossible to do, my migaines are getting worse and more frequent and the stress is no longer good for my general health.
Anyway, I thank you for your help but see that there's little hope for me, or any other employee in this same or similar situation and I find it sad that there is no help for dedicated employees like myself in this country.
So, If you can think of anything else, please let me know. I still have a bit of hope left.......
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