After I was absent twice my boss wrote me up, I shared with her that I have Bipolar Disorder, her response was I don't feel sorry for u, my sister has BP & she is just lazy u just have to make yourself get up. The write up stated I'd have to have a Dr note if I called in again. I had a huge anxiety attack at work had to leave, & immediately went to my Drs he wrote me off for a wk. When I returned with my excuse I was fired for excessive call ins. Other employees are excessively late every day with no discipline. I feel like I was fired for my disability. That was over a yr ago I cannot find another job, as shes probably giving me a bad reference.
You should file a complaint with the EEOC. Federal law is much more favorable to employees than Michigan law. You could also be protected by the Family Medical Leave Act if your employer is a covered employer and you are an eligible employee. You can also try and file a work compensation claim if your doctor believes your employment/supervisor brought on your anxiety attack at work.
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A more appropriate time to have voiced these concerns would have been closer to your termination. You should consult with an employment lawyer to see what rights, if any, still remain. This certainly seems like an FMLA issue/violation.
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