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I would like to talk to an ADA specialist

Posted by ryah h on 11/29/02 at 02:57 (101383)

I was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis over a year ago. I was in a position where I had to walk a lot, so I begged my supervisors and the manager to change me to a different position. They just laughed at me ,so I kept limping for months, until my Orthopedic doctor prescribed Orthotics.They have cut down the pain a little bit. Sometimes still every step hurts! When it was my time to be assigned to another position in my office, the manager forced me to stay an additional month though I was limping heavily from pain. The orthotics were fitted to my tennis shoes and few days after I finally was assigned to a position, where I could sit more, the manager came screaming and yelling at me in front of my co-workers, that I no longer was allowed to wear my tennis shoes! Those tennis shoes were essential for me to be able to walk! I filed a grievance with my union for harassment, and it was dismissed by the company since the contract did not mention the word harassment!My manager has now,almost a year later, assigned me again,as retaliation, to that old position, where I am forced to run around like a maniac!She told me that I just have to make it! I need some advice what to do next, and if ADA can protect me at all. I called them and was told someone will call me back. I am still waiting for them to call me....Thanks if anyone can help me! Ryah.

Re: I would like to talk to an ADA specialist

dave r on 11/29/02 at 10:23 (101402)

Sounds like you and i are alike. Chances are your pf is not work related. Most doctors will tell you that pf is not a work related injury. Even though you probably spent most of your adult life standing on concrete. Your employer then is not responsible to have a sit down job for you. Trust me. I fought this for two years. If they provide you with a sit down job then it is very kind of them. My employer was gracious enough to cut my pay by 20% and send me to another plant an hour away from home. That was 6 years ago. Since then, i sit on my but all day, drive 50 miles to work and just recently took another pay cut. Since i am unable to stand for more than 10 minutes i am unable to perform as well as others. I have been told to just suck it up. If i dont like it then i should just quit. Then what? I would be forced to go on ssd. If i could get it.

Re: I would like to talk to an ADA specialist

dave r on 11/29/02 at 10:23 (101402)

Sounds like you and i are alike. Chances are your pf is not work related. Most doctors will tell you that pf is not a work related injury. Even though you probably spent most of your adult life standing on concrete. Your employer then is not responsible to have a sit down job for you. Trust me. I fought this for two years. If they provide you with a sit down job then it is very kind of them. My employer was gracious enough to cut my pay by 20% and send me to another plant an hour away from home. That was 6 years ago. Since then, i sit on my but all day, drive 50 miles to work and just recently took another pay cut. Since i am unable to stand for more than 10 minutes i am unable to perform as well as others. I have been told to just suck it up. If i dont like it then i should just quit. Then what? I would be forced to go on ssd. If i could get it.