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I am currently on FMLA leave and have been for one month. (My doctor recommends at least 2 months of leave time.)
In a previous incident (not the only one) my boss told me that three VP's were "deciding my fate" (I can include details but he left this question open for two weeks which was very stressful and I had to ask him if they had ever decided) he did the same thing. I was very upset, left his office and the next day went back to him and told him that I had PTSD and that when he yelled at me it triggered me and was very upsetting. (Each time this has happened I have broken down and had to leave his office.) In this last incident I completely lost control, grabbed my bag and left for home. (My doctor calls it a "flight or fight" type of response.)
He has also tells me things like I am 100% responsible for my studio when on vacation and excessively blamed me for another employee's mistake while on vacation.
I'm not sure how many employees but I work for Mattel Toys and have been a diligent employee for 25 years, I am 56. Have received many peer to peer awards for reaching out to other departments to help.
May I also ask if I find a job during my leave do I have to pay back the payments I have received?
Honestly, this is a very hard situation for me, I am not a slacker and sitting at home worried sick about all this does me no good.
Thanks for your time.
Thank you so much!
May I also ask does the request for accommodation have to come from my doctor and if things don't work out and I need an attorney would you be available? I live in El Segundo where Mattel is based.
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