I have had the first issue for 6 years and the second for 2-3 years.
Really none, they keep saying to "play the game" But I'm on my second level of discipline, the first for an intermittent hour that I didn't realize was over my entitlement and the second because they said it didn't fall under fmla (I have the first for anxiety/depression second for insomnia and migraines, but ive always had "one" condition) I was upset and scared and didn't sleep before a dr apt that turned out to be an infection and they denied the time due to an infection not being related to my conditions. So they had me submit paperwork for the infection, which required a dr visit and a follow up test by a nurse, I used 4 hrs, but my dr said that if untreated it would have led to hospitalization (thus more than 3 days off) and that I woud need two visits a year for the condition. That was also denied.
Thank you for your follow-up, Kelly.I am assuming that you solely believe that all this is based on your impairments, both the behavior you are being exposed to and the disciplinary actions. Here, you may want to consider escalating this situation to the PHRC, or the Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission (which is PA's version of the federal EEOC). There you can formally file a grievance for a claim for discrimination on basis of disability, provided that you can show that their behavior is solely related to your impairment. While an employer generally has some discretion toward what is permitted and what isn't in terms of time off, a medical concern, especially one tht is formally recognized as such by medical evaluations, makes it far harder for the employer to justify their denial.Hope that helps!
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