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Have you ever been told you're a work hazard for having mental illness?

I informed my shift leader at a fast food business i take xanax for anxiety and that it makes me work slow sometimes. She informed the managers (which I didnt mind), however they are wanting paperwork from the prescribing doctors and such because I am now a "work hazard" and that I "create an unsafe working environment". That really offended me. I think I've had it with the job and am quitting in the next few days. Has something like this happened to you?

Asked By: Gabe - 11/23/2010
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I have read all of the things you have posted about this job and I have to say - if I was in your shoes, I simply would not go back - period. I wouldn't call them, let them know or anything. Just no -show... More
Answered By: Chicken Little - 11/23/2010
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Well, i have a mental illness myself. If I was you, I would have kept it very quiet that you took xanax. People think xanax and immidiately think drug use. I would know I am on it, but not prescribed. That was wrong that they did that to you, but employers these days are strict! As long as you have a doctors note, I... More
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Answered By: Shae - 11/23/2010
 
This is something legal, not discriminatory. Ridiculous, yes... More
Answered By: flyingdebris - 11/23/2010
 
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