The injury that occurred initially was a fall that happened at work at a previous SB I worked at in Menifee, CA. I tripped over a plastic RTD box, which the sandwiches are delivered in at night, that someone had put in the middle of the back room where it should not have been. I was rushing to get something in the back room and turned around and fell over it. I landed hard on both knees. There was an accident report filed that stated the above, but it stated that I fell hard on my right knee. When my assistant manager asked me I said my specifically my right knee because in Nov. 2011 I had had a knee replacement on my right knee and i was worried about that being damaged. There was another co-worker that witnessed me falling and he is mentioned in the accident report. That being said.... I transferred to my new store in Mission Viejo, had a very nice manager all along at my Menifee and Mission Viejo store when I had to kneel down on the ground, which was seldom, I would ask someone if they could get whatever it was for me, or wipe up whatever for me, no big deal. This was never and issue and did not happen very often. Then, as I had said previously we got a new manager 4 weeks ago and things changed dramatically. Within the first week this new manager started bringing in partners, workers, from his old store in Ladera Ranch, to help out in our store, no one in our store knew why he was doing this. There was one guy in particular that seemed to be watching people for the manager to keep a close watch and tell the manager if anything was happening, for whatever that meant? I was wiping out a cabinet and when I was going to wipe out a bottom shelf there were a lot of items that needed to be taken out of the shelf in order to wipe it out. I asked another partner that was from another store, not Ladera, if he would mind wiping it for me because it was hard for me to kneel because i had torn meniscus. Right after I said that Jason, the borrowed partner from Ladera went back to Mark, the manager and told him that I had a torn meniscus and couldn't kneel. Then Mark called me back asked me about it, told me I had a restriction and I told him it was not a restriction and that if I had to kneel I would ask someone and they were more than happy to get whatever needed to be gotten and it was never a problem. He once again said it was a restriction and I said no, he was making it a restriction. He asked if I had a doctors not and I said I could get one, he said he needed it by Monday, this was Friday he was asking me. I told him I would get one. I called my doctors office got an appt. for the following Wed. and got the doc. note.
Let me know if you need more details on the medical issue. Sorry this is so long, but I didn't know how to condense it to give you the whole picture.
As far as age discrimination, I guess I don't have any particular "words" used, just the fact that he seems to be setting me up to be caught, along with one or two other ladies over 43, to write up and get us out of there. He will actually stand and lean up against the wall and just watch. And he has written me up for money handling issues two times which he has gone, I feel, out of his way to make them write ups.