I have been employed by the State of Indiana for just over two years. I called a meeting with my supervisor and her coordinator because I was getting in trouble by the coordinator. The supervisor is only in the office once a week and listens only to what the coordinator tells her. Now, I have been written up so to speak and I feel that I am being bullied and discriminated against because of my age. I am 66 y/o. The supervisor says I may have a hearing problem and is asking me to see a doctor and to get a form which HR gave me to have the doctor sign. My integrity as a worker has been questioned. I want to do the right thing. My friend who works in HR says, GET A LAWYER. But my funds are tight. Pls advise. Christine
JA: Because employment law
varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: I am in the state of Indiana
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No I have not. My supervisor sent me a performance review and has told me to read it, sign it and put on her desk in a folder. Part of the meeting was due to the fact that I am a diabetic. The supervisor came in and said, why do you have a coke on your desk? You are diabetic! My blood sugar was low, hence the coke. The supervisor is very demeaning in her manner to me. I have no college degree but I am a hard worker, know my stuff, etc. I am so physically stressed out that I have had diarrhea all weekend. Maybe you didn't need to know that....sorry...c
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: I believe the write up is in retaliation
. I had tried to contact my supervisor to talk to her but she is unavailable a lot. I went over her head to discuss with the director and I guess that was a no no. Now it feels like I am being punished. I am a good secretary. C