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Old 04-02-2019, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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A few things have occurred over the few weeks I知 concerned about ..wondering if I知 being retaliated against


On March 6th had a weekly performance meeting , and was told I am not performing to a particular standard
And if they don稚 see improvement by May 2019 I will be put on a Performance Improvement plan




The following week performance meeting # 2 March 14 th
Was told by manager I知 doing a great job ..they had monitoring my calls btw
I work in a call center so this is sort of what they do

And I handled them great was told to keep up the good work
Performance meeting 3 March 21- no feedback manager was on vacation but had a meeting with second supervisor
Meeting went good no issues discussed



Performance meeting 4 - March 28th advised I was doing a good job however I could be better I asked how
Very vague ..just told I need to be more organized. Advised I would be put on a Performance Improvement plan in a few weeks . Due to the conversation I explained to manager I had been dealing with a lot of stress and suffer from Major Depression and would like to take FMLA to better myself as a person and as an employee
Given number to third party administrator of FMLA

An hour later I get a email from manager to inform me the PIP meeting would be scheduled from a next week to the next day even though an hour prior I was told the meeting would be in a week or two. Manager walks over or myDesk to ask if I got the email to confirm the meeting and then starts to proceed to question me about my FMLA ..paperwork in front of my coworkers



A few days later I get told by a coworker , there is rumor about my mental condition
On Friday March 29th I file a grievance against my supervisor ..about violation of my personal rights and discussion my personal mental health with others

On April 2nd manager returns from vacation and around Noon tells me I am being put on a performance plan
When I ask why she gives no solid answer but that my work needs to be consistent and I have 30 says to improve

I then was told today that I am being investigated for call avoidance , which is when an employee deliberately logs off the phone system to avoid calls during my three years of working for this company
I had never been told until now today or there is an issue with my call taking


Just wondering what should I do at this point
Would this be considered retaliation
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Old 04-02-2019, 10:01 PM
 
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A. Keep looking for another job ASAP
B. Consult a labor attorney in your city. Why you still haven't taken advice given to you on your other multiple threads and consulted an EXPERT in these matters, is beyond me.


Do I have grounds to sue my employer ?

Would I qualify for FMLA or STD due to job stress ?

In need of advice about conversation with my manager ?
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:51 AM
 
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Due to the conversation I explained to manager I had been dealing with a lot of stress and suffer from Major Depression and would like to take FMLA to better myself as a person and as an employee
Given number to third party administrator of FMLA

Manager walks over or myDesk to ask if I got the email to confirm the meeting and then starts to proceed to question me about my FMLA ..paperwork in front of my coworkers



A few days later I get told by a coworker , there is rumor about my mental condition
On Friday March 29th I file a grievance against my supervisor ..about violation of my personal rights and discussion my personal mental health with others
OP,
I hope you'll learn from this experience that you should never reveal your mental health problems or any other personal issues to people at work. As soon as they know you suffer from mental health, you are viewed as damaged goods. Your career finishes there and then.

Of course, it's retaliation!
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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It doesn't matter. You're already gone. You need to find another job.
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Old 04-03-2019, 08:01 AM
 
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A. Keep looking for another job ASAP
B. Consult a labor attorney in your city. Why you still haven't taken advice given to you on your other multiple threads and consulted an EXPERT in these matters, is beyond me.


Do I have grounds to sue my employer ?

Would I qualify for FMLA or STD due to job stress ?

In need of advice about conversation with my manager ?
Exactly. I get the sense from your repeated posts about the same subject that you, indeed, do suffer from mental health issues. I would look into getting those issues dealt with and put some silly call center job on the back burner for now. In fact, I would proactively quit rather than get fired, which is where this is likely headed.
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Old 04-03-2019, 08:28 AM
 
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Retaliated against for what?
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Old 04-03-2019, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Originally Posted by Suburban_Guy View Post
A. Keep looking for another job ASAP
B. Consult a labor attorney in your city. Why you still haven't taken advice given to you on your other multiple threads and consulted an EXPERT in these matters, is beyond me.


Do I have grounds to sue my employer ?

Would I qualify for FMLA or STD due to job stress ?

In need of advice about conversation with my manager ?
Agreed. We have been telling you to look for a new job with every thread you post.

I 100% get where you are coming from. I had a job where I wasn't doing well and dealing with a lot of personal stuff. My dad was put in hospice, my mom was diagnosed with two types of cancer, my sister was diagnosed with Leukemia, my best friend had just passed and my son was diagnosed on the spectrum.

With all of this, it didn't matter. They just wanted me to do my job, and rightfully so. I was set up for failure, and with everything going on couldn't dig my way out of it.

Look for a new job, consult an expert.
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Old 04-03-2019, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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Sometimes it's paranoia, sometimes it's retaliation. For the first, you have to grab hold of yourself and adjust yourself. For the second, the cards are usually stacked against you, and there's little you can do other than moving on.

Try to reach a clear understanding as to which case it is, then move forward. Sitting in a mess of assumed retaliation will just drag you down.
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:42 AM
 
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Also, I think you need to realize that you cannot simply state "I"m stressed and depressed and need to go on FMLA". FMLA needs proof and, I believe, even inpatient care at a licensed medical facility. I believe you also have to have worked at that employer for 12 months and based on your posting history I'm not sure if you have worked there that long.

Quit the job. Go seek out medical/mental health counseling. We've basically repeated this advice over and over to you. Good luck.
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:26 PM
 
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OP,
I hope you'll learn from this experience that you should never reveal your mental health problems or any other personal issues to people at work. As soon as they know you suffer from mental health, you are viewed as damaged goods. Your career finishes there and then.

Of course, it's retaliation!

Another case of personal information being weaponized.
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