Q: My managers don't seem to take my concerns into account and it has led to injury and retaliation.
I have gone to my manager multiple times about issues and concerns that I have and every time I am told that they will try to work with me, I suffer from pretty severe anxiety and I have mentioned it and I am put in situations that raise my anxiety and put me and those I give services to in danger. I also told them about my shoulder hurting and now I have an issue with my shoulder that may require surgery that happened at work. Now I feel like they are retaliating against me. I get told things that I never got paperwork and sign or that they change every time that they talk about it. I no longer go to department meetings or anything. I feel like I am at a wit's end.
A: You need to be able to perform your job duties with or without a reasonable accommodation. If you need that you MUST request that. Ask your doctors what you need and consult an employment lawyer.
If you have a workers compensation claim it is simple to retain a contingent fee lawyer for that. Do so. You will be glad you did. They earn nothing unless they win and the percentage they charge is limited by state law.
Lawyers will not just charge percentages. They will earn those percentages as you will see. Because resolving the issues you have will probably take a long time even with legal counsel helping you.
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