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I resigned from my job as a teacher in Sc due to health

I resigned from my job as a teacher in Sc due to health related issues. Can I reapply to work in the same district.

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I have been employed since 2006. My last position was

I have been employed since 2006. My last position was working full-time in the Pharmacy since December, 2014, standing on my legs, 8-hours a day. I was born with a genetic bone disease and, after a year, I began to have complications causing my Orthopedic doctor to permanently modify my work to "50% intermittent standing/walking with no carrying of items over 50 pounds". This occurred April 15, 2016. I was told I would receive assistance obtaining another position within the hospital through their, "modified workers program, (designed for Workmens Comp employees). I was also told there "had to be a meeting first", which has yet to be scheduled. In the meantime, I have received no pay, other than a few hours and my vacation, I've been placed in Collections for several accounts, I have no food and nothing coming in. I've called several times and continue to get the run-around. Is there someone that can help me? My Union has been useless as well.....

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In April, I applied Intermittent Leave (American with

In April, I applied for ADA Intermittent Leave (American with Disabilities Act) due to severe side effects my psychiatrist prescribed for my PTSD & treatment resistant bi polar depression. My HR dept gave me paperwork which I turned over to my doctor. HR informed me that I would be able to take the time off I need but that the paperwork must be received in 15 days. My doctor submitted the paperwork on day 16. During that time frame, I took 3 days off to recover and adjust to the side effects of my medication. Because my doctor submitted the paperwork one day late, I received a documented verbal warning from my job for dependability issues. My absences listed on my corrective action were related to my temporary mental disability caused by a combination of mental illness and medication side effects. My doctor has constantly changed my treatment and states the side effects would alter my mental and physical capabilities. It was due to these incapability's that I was unable to attend work, follow through with my doctor to ensure the disability paperwork was sent in at the time frame required by HR, and perform my duties to the best of my abilities. In fact, my doctor had to call the police for a health and welfare check due to these conditions during that time. I tried to plead and appeal my corrective action with HR, just to be denied. Is there anything, legally, that can be done to overturn this corrective action? Or is this disability discrimination? I feel it is totally unjust to hold me accountable when I was not in the right frame of mind during that time. The corrective action stays on my file for 6 months and has prevented me from participating in any special projects, advancement, promotions, and additional benefits provided by the company. Any advice would be greatly helpful and appreciated. Thank you.

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My daughter was approached by her supervisor saying that

My daughter was approached by her supervisor saying that someone thought that she was acting peculiar like she might be on drugs so her supervisor took her to employee health and my daughter agreed and even suggested urine test and blood test that has done nothing wrong that was on a Friday they said they would have the results on Monday Monday came and they said oh it could be a week before we get the results so then they had her set up to come back to work the next Monday she was called Sunday night and said that her director needed to get involved because you didn't know anything about this and he wanted to micromanage me so she was supposed to return on Tuesday but they decided they needed to sit with and HR person she is returning to work tomorrow which is Thursday but they are giving her time without pay for two weeks when the results came back that she wasn't taking any more pain killers then what was noted when she was Hired is this something that is fair for her not to be paid for two weeks because of something they thought

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I have been working at a mental health clinic, as a

I have been working at a mental health clinic, as a therapist, for the past two years, carrying a full caseload. I had no problems with my clients, showed up for work, did my work as expected, clients liked me.I have PTSD, depression and anxiety. I get easily triggered when people talk about me behind my back and sabotage me. I get easily stressed out and snapped several times at my office staff. I was written up and then fired today. (The write ups were not done very well.) Is it legal for them to talk with me about my anxiety all the time, the office staff person even told me I was too anxious. They gave me the option of saying I resign with a 3 weeks severance package. They also gave me a 5 page legal document that they want me to sign which I can't understand Did they do something not kosher and are they trying to cover themselves?

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My aunt is a middle-aged women with diabetes and many other

My aunt is a middle-aged women with diabetes and many other issues. Although she is not in a wheelchair, she has a handicap tag for when parking. It is difficult for her to walk as she has problems with her knees, and medically she is considered "morbidly obese."She currently works for a large non-profit organization with over 1,000 employees. Within her office building is a cafeteria, and from where she sits it is a very long walk for someone in her situation. A very generous co-worker of hers is kind enough to assist her. If her co-worker is going down to get something for lunch, she will ask my aunt if she needs anything. She will also sometimes bring her coffee and water. However, her co-worked only does this when she herself is going down to the cafeteria.Recently, my aunt's supervisor was informed about her co-worker occasionally bringing her food and beverages. Her supervisor then told my aunt that she is no longer allowed to bring her anything, that my aunt must be "self-sufficient."I do not see why it is such a big deal that her co-worker brings her food and beverages, as she is not making any special trips to do so, and it is not taking away from her job responsibilities and accomplishments.I am very upset about this, because now my aunt must bring her own food and cannot enjoy the employee benefits of the cafeteria on the campus. Is this an issue of discrimination against my aunt? Is there anything my family can do so that my aunt's co-worker can continue to bring her food and beverages if they are both alright with it?Not sure if I would need to speak to a lawyer about this, but if you can provide me with some more information/advice I would be VERY grateful.

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If an employee in Texas has appeared to either 1) smell of

If an employee in Texas has appeared to either 1) smell of alcohol at work, or 2) may be drinking on the job, how do we handle the performance management discussion after the fact (the manager was not around at the time, but has been given feedback from other assistant managers/employees that were). There is a "final warning" in the file for the employee arriving at work smelling of alcohol, but they have never specifically admitted to drinking at work, or before.

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I work company that is having a retreat on Wednesday and

i work for a company that is having a retreat on Wednesday and Thursday this week. the retreat includes a*****there and back and also staying over for two nights. I've been diagnosed with degenerative lumbar disease and felt the retreat (sitting 8 hrs) and the drive might be too much for my back. I requested if i could use PTO for those two days and was granted the PTO. Last week the owners of the company told everyone they could have that Friday off as "holiday" pay. HR assured me I was also entitled to Friday Holiday time because the office will be closed. Today I was sent an email and was told that the people not attending the retreat would not get paid for Friday or they would have to take it as PTO. I'm the only one not attending the retreat. I feel this is discriminatory, since I would like to go on the retreat but am concerned about what it would do to my back. HR also knows that I'm seeing a Neurosurgeon in July. I'm an hourly employee. Most of the other employees are salaried, but there are a few other hourly employees so I feel I'm being singled out for something that I can't control.

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I've worked at my job 1/2 years and have always received

I've worked at my job for 1 1/2 years and have always received compliments of what a great job im doing. Ive received 3 bonuses in the last year and NEVER was told anything negative about my work performance. Just recently I told my manager that I am a recovering addict and have been clean for a while. About a month ago I asked about a review and a raise and was told they do not ever give raises. I expressed that I was not happy about this. I also would work late just about every day. Once I learned I would never get a raise I started leaving when I was supposed to and not an hour or two late like I had been. Last Friday I went to lunch and I was in the parking lot. I was about to take my medication that I take everyday at lunch when my boss walked up to my car. He saw me with the pill I was about to take, I rolled down my window said hello to him and didn't think anything about it. After lunch I returned to work and went on as usual. On Monday I went to work and a few hours later our manager who normally works in a different office walked into my office and shut the door. She said this is going to be hard for her but we have to let you go, we're firing you because Pat, our boss saw you doing drugs when you were at lunch on Friday. She went on to say that she knows my history and that I've struggled with drugs in the past. I told her that this is ridiculous and showed her the medication I take everyday at lunch and the prescription on the bottle. She called the boss to tell him I am prescribed this medicine. I asked if he is referring to the pink pill I was taking and he said yes, it was pink and then he tells her that I was snorting it and to tell me I'm fired. I told her that is a complete lie, which it is, and again that I take this medicine everyday at lunch and it is a prescription that Ive been on for years and I don't snort it. That is complete BS. I have worked hard to stay clean and I am so offended that I was accused of doing drugs. I wasn't even asked about it or to take a drug test which I would have done in a second. Since I've been there I've received nothing but praises for doing such a good job. Not only from the office but from clients I've worked with. My boss was never friendly with me compared to the two others I work with in my office. He's difficult to describe other than I think he's Moorman and completely straight edge. Doesn't drink caffeine, use any bad language etc. Personally I feel that once he learned I was a recovering addict he wanted me out and this was his way of getting rid of me. Is it legal to accuse someone, or a recovering addict of using drugs and fire you for taking medication that is prescribed and completely legal? I'm in Virginia if it makes a difference. Any advice would be very appreciated. Thank you.

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