Hurt on the job , and they keep bothering me Started by legalpuppy , Feb 05 2014 11:55 AM Please log in to reply 1 reply to this topic 1 posts Posted 05 February 2014 - 11:55 AM Had OWCP from On the job injury from several years ago, now they want to change my hours, ( I am on limited hours ) and I have an MD note to leave at a specific time, This was fine for a peroid of time, then in the fall my boss arbitrarity changed my hours and will not provide me with the modified work station I need. This has resulted in my pain increasing and not sleeping. they keep trying to make me file EEO paper work like this was a new disability. and they are nosy about my medical records. this is a federal work place. , Help. also they exclude me from meetings and are changing what work they give me not knowing if I can do it and leave on time. what to do. ? 58,433 posts Posted 05 February 2014 - 12:06 PM While I can see a medical need to limit hours, I can't see a medical need to "leave at a specific time." Having a workers' comp injury that resulted in a permanent or long-term disability (?) doesn't mean the employer has to do more than make a reasonable accommodation, and we cannot know whether the accommodation is reasonable (cost of modified work station).
We cannot know what you mean by "EEO paper work" in terms of whether it's an internal document or whether they are asking you to file with the EEOC (that'd be weird). Whether it's a "new" disability springing from or an existing issue directly related to a workers' comp injury shouldn't really matter in terms of whether you fill out paperwork so that they can assess X-Y-Z.
If it's a federal job, then you'd do well to consult with a workers' comp and disability attorney who is familiar with the federal civil service regs.
"Help." Unclear what you mean here, but I trust feedback will do because that's all the "help" we can provide.
"... are changing what work they give me not knowing if I can do it and leave on time." Again, can't know about this have to "leave at a specific time" makes any sense v. "limited hours". "what to do. clicking here ?" Consult counsel. I'll echo PG's advisory "warning" with a twist: (Many) legal issues are complicated. Explanations and comments here might not fully identify or explain the ramifications of your particular problem. I do not give legal advice as such (and such is impermissible here at any rate). Comments are based on personal knowledge and experience and legal info gleaned over a quarter century, and every state has differing laws on and avenues to address most topics. If you need legal advice, you need to consult (and pay) a professional so that you may have someone to hold accountable. Acting on personal and informational advice from a stranger on the internet is a bad idea -- at least not without your own thorough due dilience/research and confirmation as it applies to your situation. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://boards.answers.findlaw.com/index.php/topic/229180-hurt-on-the-job-and-they-keep-bothering-me/