I am writing for my friend, he is mentally ####(not extremely), and can't read or write. He was hurt on the job, one of his jobs, he has two jobs 16hr. a day, after quitting SSI. He went to report it and was told he would be fired and made miserable if he went to the Dr. They wouldn't let me in to be present so he could understand and not sign any papers, I have power of attorney for these situations. Kenneth believes everything, and doubts anyone would want to hurt him. He also thinks about his boss in that way.
I have contacted his local union. He did get to the Dr. They are giving him a hard time. He's on light duty now. He is a janitor in Ca. He is a groundskeeper in the County of S.Bern.
It is admirable that he wanted to work, he could have stayed on disability. He had no help from agencies or advocates for the mentally disabled, in order to get these jobs. He's been so successful and proud. It makes me cry to think they would take advantage of him this way.
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It does sound familiar to myself my friend, it does sucks. Definetly. It doesn't make much sense how companies get away with such sneaking moves again and again. I really don't know what to tell you, but briefly, I am almost in the same boat since few years now. They did even kick me out (to make a long story short) after a back/shoulder/leg injured at that time working like a ......clocking me out and all of that BS over, but what can I do? I'd been out of work for a while doing the best I can since then dragging myself because I have not choice but is not fun neither. What we can do? I wish you much better time ahead now then. And feel good about your good accomplishments so far. At least it is good to hear about it for the future. We never know! Take good care yourself now and happy new year then.