11-30-2011, 09:07 AM
I live in and work for the state of New Mexico. I just had bilateral suurgey for carpal tunnel. I was placed on light duty which is extremely limiting in my position. I loved my office before this-chatty, friendly and mostly supportive. Now I am lucky to have anyone say 10 words to me in a day. My dean became frustrated and yelled at me for not being able to do a task, sending me home. After my last surgery I missed extra days due to an infection. She accused me of not calling in and then said she didnt need to see the phone records I offered to prove I had. The next day the lead admin told me that I needed to bring a book to read and yelled at me for disturbing the office with my "chit chat"-Others have noticed this treatment as well. I went to HR with my concerns, and after putting my dean on speakerphone, the director told me that if I didnt get a doctor to take me off work, then they would send me home without pay. the Dr did it for me, but this is crazy. Can they really do this? Help!