I hope this message finds you well, present circumstances excluded. I am a licensed attorney with over a decade of employment law
experience. It is a pleasure to assist you today.
There are a few options available to you. See the following:
(1) You can request a transfer
to another division so that you can serve the remainder of your time outside of the trigger for your stress related illness...you can get a physician note which effectively makes this request for you. The legal term is a reasonable accommodation;
(2) You get see about receiving a disability leave of absence in view of your stress related condition. You could even seek a disability retirement in that regard; and
(3) You could file a workers compensation
claim with the help of your physician based on your stress related illness which stems directly from your work environment.
Any of those three choices would work relative to your situation and how close you are to retirement.
I will say this as well. You arguably already have a hostile
work environment claim predicated on discrimination
in view of the employer's disclosure of your illness. If they are unwilling to cooperate on the aforementioned three items, for whatever reason, you should file a complaint with the EEOC
which could in turn lead you to being able to file a federal cause of action against the employer that may result in damages being awarded to you.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
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Best wishes going forward!