By Anonymous - 04/09/2015 21:56 - United States - San Francisco
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I had plantar fasciitis and had to still work 8-9 hour shifts on my feet and be lifting things in the stock room, mopping, etc. It was either do that or get fired. I finally couldn't take it any more after about a month of that and quit and found another job that I enjoy much more and where they are more understanding. Not saying that quitting is the answer for OP (I don't know what their circumstances are), but there are other options if OP's boss is being unreasonable with this.
Is there not laws to protect you against that? I've been chronically ill for years, the last 3 years I have missed 100-150 days of work each year and they can't fire me because my doctor backs me up. (I'm pushing to be on longterm disability because this isn't good for me or my employer).
Not when you are an "at will" employee or as in that particular case I was an independent contractor (construction company. basically reclassifying you as a scam to avoid paying overtime, workmans comp etc.) So technically I was not fired but my "services" were no longer required as he put it.
My boyfriend had a really bad cold and a sprained ankle, and his boss says "well, you're not dying right? You start at 3" I get so pissed off at bosses like this, this is the reason workers suffer panic attacks and anxiety.
Try to get a doctor's note to give to your boss