I had an above knee amputation 7 months ago, and suffer from severe peripheral arterial disease. I returned to work 16 days after my amputation. I am on a hefty dose of blood thinner which must be monitored. Recently my general physician called and told me to get to his office, my hemoglobin was dangerously low and they needed to detrmine where or how I was loosing blood (iron). I had a very honest breakdown with my dr and explained that my boss was a bully, constant
Y belittling me for having to leave to see a prosthetist, throwing things around the office and literally having meltdowns at the drop of a hat. He is a very large guy, and honestly quite terrifying. (I have over the last two years complained to my HR dept, the president and the ceo about this Jekyl and Hyde personality, and sincerely XXXXX XXXXX needs mental help and medication. My dr immediatly said, "you can not go back there, it is that simple...the stress was going to kill me...he now understood why I was on anxiety medication, high blood pressure medication and said he had a pretty good reason to think I was loosing Iron thru ulcers." I notified my employer of the doctors concerns and went on fmla
8 weeks ago. My vascular surgeon also submitted fmla certification and said I was a recent amputee and required significant time off to determine the cause of the critically low hemoglobin levels and properly fit a new prosthetic , but should eleminate ANY stress.
I was paid an additional payscheck and that was it, i began feeling better almost immediatly and have no intention of returning unless they remove this manager with the anger issues. About 4weeks into my leave the company turned off my company phone and compny emails...clients were contacting me via alternative methods, fb, twitter. And asking what was going on, that they were told that there accounts were now handled by someone else indefinatly. I assumed that this pretty much made their intentions clear so opened up a small firm offering my services (i had a small firm prior and was headhunted to shut it down and join this larger company..my noncompete is double edged. It reads " Employee agrees to not solicit any client or business account which company has at time of contract, ans company agrees that any client or business account that employee brings shall belong to employee".
I would NEVER go after accounts that were not mine, out of pure respect for the executives who manage them, and fairness; however, my clients are contacting me, and I am offering my services and most if not all are moving firms. I was recently at a convention with my handicapped scooter and the manager with the anger issues noticed me and came up and asked if I was here in an official capacity formthe company. I said no, why would I be? He said HR has been attempting to contact me, and I simoly said, that would be easy if you had not turned off my phone and email;nonethless, us mail still delivers and I have received nothing. Three days later i received a call from HR (the same director who I had files multiple complaints with regarding the danger of this manager). She said that I was seen out at a convention and they believed my fmla was fraudulent. I countered that imwas under the assumption that they terminated me when they shut off phone, email and told my clients i was no longer on their accounts...she said they needed recertification, I said "are you saying you have not terminated me." She refused to answer. Given the fact that my fmla leave was primarily based on my ,ental state and stress level caused by the anger management issues (who i had again reported thru all the proper channels). My doctors still did not want me in the environment with him and sent recertification. Not even sure why, I told her I had no intention of returning unless something is done about him, And as previously stated have opened my own firm back up.
Two days later I get a check in the mail for $1879.00 called commissions due ...it came without the usual breakdown of how they arrived at that figure, and by my calculation is light about $22.000 ..I did not expect to get anything.
I have NOT deposited the check, my question is should I return it, is this some odd legal maneuver to get me to cash it as acceptance of something? Or am I overthinking it?
This manager with issues is actually constantly screaming and throwing tantrums concerning me to other staff members that I always fake this shit to get time off....(ok cut off my leg so I can have a couple weeks??.)
Now he is telling everyone colleagues, clients..that I am addicted to pain medication... Of which I take NONE.
My apologies for the grammar, my Ipad
is getting old :)