Lorna G. on July 11, 2010
I am an RN, and had a double mastectomy with major reconstruction, which included removal of some of my abdominal muscles. My issue is that I requested to return to light duty or part time and was told they only offer that to someone who has been injured/an illness aquired at work. In 2 weeks my FMLA is over and I know now that I will not be able to push our med carts or residents in wheelchairs or help lift a resident. I was told I would have to return to full duty by July 27th. I also have fibromyalgia and fatigue is a major issue. How do I approach speaking with my HR or Director about these issues? Am I covered under the discrimination laws?