I have been with the company 8 years during which I have taken on more responsibility by being able to support the General Counsel and eventually the CEO and Board of Directors. I was seen as the "go to" person within the organization, always at my desk, always willing to help out anyone within the organization. I was a stellar employee, received yearly bonuses and above and beyond performance evaluations. I was seen as responsible, dependable, trusted, a hard worker but also someone that like to have fun, someone that didn't take themselves too seriously. Since my return from approx. 6 weeks short term disability
I returned to a new Executive Team; our organization now has a new CEO. The General Counsel was an internal hire that I have worked with before. The new CHRO will have been here for 4 weeks on 7/29. She is the one telling me they cannot accommodate the 4 day week that my physician is requesting for my continued positive dealing for my concussion. On 7/22 as I was discussing the accommodations I need she mentioned that she was glad I had set up the meeting because she had been meaning to talk to me because she needed to talk to me. She said she felt "we weren't meshing" (or gelling) I honestly can't remember which word she used. Some of the residue from my concussion is problems with memory so I normally write everything down. She asked me if I felt the same and I replied that after only 16 days of working together, with her at the OMA office most of that time I didn't feel I could honeslyt say I could make that judgment yet. She responded that she felt that way already. I took that as an implication that even before I came in with the note from my physician that the plan was to get ride of me.
Since my return on 7/1 from my short term disability I have been treated differently by people. Like I have been shut out. I have had the responsibility of supporting the Board of Directors taken away from me. I have been given very little work to do when typically I have enjoyed a very robust workload. I feel like any day they will come to me and walk me out because the feel my request of needing to work 4 days weeks will cause an "undue hardship to the business".
I feel that between my age, continued deficits from my concussion and other health challenges that I would like to explore receiving a package from my organization. My gut is telling me that my organization did not want me to return from short term disability and now that I have, they do not want me here.
I have been told my many that I should look into getting any attorney but am not sure that I even have a case. Any opinion in either direction would be appreciated. Debby