Q: I am a travel nurse that was on assignment in Walnut Creek California. During this assignment I was constantly overwhel
Stressed and suffered several panic attacks. I endured working short staffed on several occasions notifying my agency along with the facility scheduler and DON of my discomfort in working in a dangerous assignment all fell on deaths ear. My last day of work I became so stressed I has a horrible anxiety attack and was relieved from duties by the scheduler. I later learned that my contract had been canceled and I had to leave immediately.
It is not unlawful to put you under serious strain and workplace stress. If that stress results in disabling conditions, you may well have a workers compensation claim.
That said if you have a medical condition that places restrictions on your ability to do your job, you need to get a doctor's note and deliver it to your employer. If the restrictions can be accommodated without creating an undue hardship on the employer and also allow you to perform all the essential functions of your job, then the employer will have an obligation to provide you with that accommodation.
Good luck to you.
THIS SOUNDS LIKE AN EMPLOYMENT LAW MATTER, NOT PI/CRIM
HAVE YOU CONSULTED WITH A LOCAL LABOR LAWYER? IF NOT DO SO ASAP TO LEARN YOUR RIGHTS.
MANY TYPES OF WORK CAUSE STRESS......PROBABLY MOST JOBS DO.
YOU MIGHT CONSULT WITH A WORKERS COMP LAWYER TO SEE IF THERE IS ANYTHING THERE TOO.
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