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By zawbentley / Saturday 26 September 2009 07:01 / United States
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By  mm02

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Yes, I agree with N3WTROLLINTOWN and mmo2, I dislike your violent gestures. (this is the temporary account of NEWTROLLINTOWN as his account was unfairly banned) سلام

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#1 I wouldnt agree that OP's boss is not sensitive. In fact he offered quite a decent solution. I'd love to do my work while sitting in house. Not many employers however will agree on such a work environment.

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Except when that Month is over, the OP is what most people would call "fired". That's not exactly the most awesome thing to happen to anyone.

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Actually, he should punch his boss for wanting him out of there so quickly, he's MAILING his shit to him. Somewhat convenient for the OP's boss considering the OP probably won't march into the boss' office looking for confrontation. Smart boss...

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This. Get legal advice. Take it to court. When you win from settlement or an actual ruling, you will feel better and can use that money for the much needed anti-depressing vacation.

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Not necessarily. An employer cannot fire someone for suffering from a medical condition UNLESS that medical condition makes it impossible for them to do their job even with reasonable accommodations. Basically, the ADA prevents an employer from firing an employee because they think their wheelchair makes other people uncomfortable, but not from firing an employee because their wheelchair makes it impossible to do their job as a ballet dancer. A month's absence may not be a reasonable accommod

I don't know what's legal here and not but it makes sense to me, I mean sure it sucks for you but they gotta make money, and the best way to do that is probably not to pay someone for no job at all. There's probably systems, laws and stuff for this though that I don't know of, but I can't see why the boss needs to care more than she did.

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I think it's more the cold vibe it gives off. Seems all: "Good riddance, don't let the door hit you on the way out". Plus depending on the job, the termination may have been uncalled for. Its not like he'd be paid on the month off, just like a long vacation... Which is kinda what he got in the end... A REALLY LONNNGGG VACATION... lol... Sorry your boss sucks so much OP... =( Get better! =)

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it's called FMLA. if your doctor diagnoses you with an illness, mental or otherwise, and states that it impairs your ability to perform your job and you need time off to seek treatment, they HAVE to hold your job for you. which is only fair, i mean it's not like you CHOSE to get sick. the entire point of FMLA being passed was to remedy the problem of medical leave being left to the discretion of individual employers. you do have to have been there for at least a year and generally you have to be

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That's gay though. So what if they can only afford to hire one person at a time for the position? The person will pop up and say "Ok, gimme back my job now, I'm not sad anymore". And they'll have to fire the replacement (back to square one). Besides, I'm depressed all the time, but I just suck it up and continue with life. There's no way I'd ever take a vacation for it.

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#42, is exactly correct. I had to be hospitalized for my depression. I was giving time off from work because of FMLA. The company had to hire a temp to do my job while I was in the hospital and when I was better I went right back to work. They can't fire you if your Dr states you need time off. They can only fire you if you go beyond the time limit of FMLA.

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#81, for the love of god, please google clinical depression. You don't feel "depressed", you feel sad. People HAVE depression.

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Hey at least they are getting treatment - hence the time off work From experience I was working and started getting panic attacks - I couldn't get to work for a month and I ended up resigning - to not put pressure on myself. 18 years later - best move I made - clean start. Look at positive - if they won't hold your job and can't understand that you are sick - do you really want to go back and work there!

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Not that, considering that it's illegal to fire someone due to a diagnosed disability. OP has a good lawsuit there, good enough to not need to work anymore anyway so I hope he or she goes sue happy and spends the rest of their life doing whatever the fuck they feel like.

Well unless you had something written from your doctor saying you needed to take leave, your boss had no obligation to hold your job for you. It's most likely going to be an ongoing problem and if you need to take that much leave for it it's most likely going to effect your performance again.

Depression is considered an illness though. And its a horrid feeling, no one is depressed by choice. Also, just letting everyone know, it is clearly stated that the boss is a "she" not a "he"... :P

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