My manager triggered my panick attack and then said theyre not sympthetic to things like that. I want to know what i can do
1 attorney answer
If you have a panic disorder that causes you panic attacks that must be handled in a particular way, it would be prudent for you to go to the doctor and get a doctor's note indicating that you have a disabling condition that might require certain accommodations when it occurs.
You're not required to tell the employer about your specific condition but if you wish to have the employer accommodate you when you go into a panic attack, you are going to have to provide at least enough information to the employer so it can understand what it must do to accommodate your intermittent needs in that regard.
If there are things the employer can do to prevent the trigger of a panic attack, that too should be part of the doctor's note indicating what you should not be subjected to at work to prevent the attack from occurring. If the employer can do so without creating an undue hardship on the employer then it will be required to implement the reasonable accommodations you seek.
Good luck to you.
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