I see. Thank you for providing this additional information, Donna. I think we might be getting to the root of the problem, which may involve unlawful discrimination by the employer since you did provide a note as required by their policy (which was verified) and yet they are restricting your duties and not permitting you to return to work.
As you may know, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against employees because of a disability they have and diabetes is considered a disability when it substantially impairs one or more major life acitivity which appears to be the case here.
Your recourse would typically involve filing a grievance with your union alleging disability discrimination
and violation of the union agreement. If the matter is not promptly resolved, then a complaint should normally be filed with the EEOC
. It would be best also to retain a local employment law
attorney to guide you through this process and aid you in getting reinstated as quickly as possible so your lost wages
Look for attorneys who take contingency fee cases if possible.
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