reasonable adjustments/accommodations at work

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rdaley
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   Posted 6/8/2007 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
What are your experiences of reasonable adjustments/accommodations at work? Anyone got flexible hours or reduced demands?

I suppose it might depend on what job you do.

Thanks. Robert

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els
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   Posted 6/8/2007 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Robert, Welcome to HW we are glad to have you join us here.  If your wondering about this because of depression then I imagine it would be difficult to go to an employer and ask for a reduction in hours or work load without having to have some sort of legal recourse.  Of course this would depend on your employer and your job...but, even in this day and age depression still isnt a well recognized illness by employers though it is a medical  illness.

I hope you get some input from members who have been in this type of situation so they can give you some ideas on what your asking.  Keep posting


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   Posted 6/9/2007 4:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Robert

I want to welcome to you to the forum,I am very glad that you found us.
You need to be very careful when dealing with the employers.
I was called into the office after working with the same company for 13 years and was asked if I was on drugs. I told them no that I had severe depression and was taking meds for that.
I told them that I was in counseling and was trying to get better. But that I just could not handle working 12 hr days anymore.
I ended up quitting 2 weeks later because of the harassment. I did get unemployment from them. Because the judge ruled that the harassment started after I told them I was depressed and taking meds.

Just be careful.

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els
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   Posted 6/9/2007 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   

Robert, I totally agree with Shy...be very careful here.  There is the Americans with Disabilites Act which employers have to follow the guidelines of.  However, if you are going to go this route you have to make sure that you can prove that you are Disabled with Depression by a qualified Psychiatrist for a reasonable amount of time.  Also, I do believe that it may be difficult to even get an employer to recognize this if with the correct amount of documention...I dont know.  You would have to do the research.  Here is a few links on this for you...

http://www.ncpa.org/pd/law/pd110899f.html

http://www.webmd.com/depression/news/20040322/Employer-Employees-Depression

http://depression.about.com/cs/disability/a/ada_2.htm


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rdaley
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   Posted 6/10/2007 2:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you very much for your replies and the links.
I think in this day and age employers should be more pro-active in tackling depression in the workplace.

Robert

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   Posted 6/10/2007 5:19 AM (GMT -7)   
They should be,but for some reason alot of them do not consider this as a disease.




Shy
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Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia
Meds I have taken throughout the years:Wellbutrin,Tranxene,Paxil,Prozac,Valium,
Currently taking none.
www.healingwell.com/donate


www.myspace.com/ShynSassy315

"I am woman,hear me roar one day and cry the next!!!"

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