My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: NV
My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Nevada
Hello, I am 22 years old and have been at my job for 4 years 8 mo. I work for a large beverage distribution company.
I suffer from severe anxiety and panic disorder. I've suffered from this since I was I child but had been able to manage it about 90% of the time with medication. When I have severe episodes I am completely debilitated, I shake, can't drive, speak, concentrate etc... My main trigger is stress but they come on sometimes for no reason.
March of this year I was having several episodes a week after dealing with an increase in stress at work. I finally told my bosses (the owner already knew) about my condition but things got worse so I went to the Doctor and was placed on Intermittent FMLA (I've only used 8 days total in 8 months). Again, things got worse, I was merchandising and everyone was required to call in after finishing their stores to see who needed help. On several occasions I would call in and be told everyone had already come in and gone home. They would call everyone except me to see if they needed help.
My anxiety increased and as an accommodation I was placed in the Graphic Design department where I had worked part time off and on doing print jobs. In order to place me there full time they made the graphic designer my supervisor, gave him a raise and also made him the supervisor of a different department. He still does all the designs and I do all the placement and print jobs. We had always been friendly and had no problems until this change.
He now harasses me every chance he gets. I'm not allowed to turn the lights on upon arriving at work (for at least 30 min) unless I want to get screamed at so I feel around in the dark to turn on my computer. He got in my face screaming that I was running the department into the ground but refused to tell me what I was doing wrong when I asked him, it triggered an attack so I called the GM and used my FMLA and left early. I was called by the owner and told that I had to return to work right away. The next day my supervisor yelled at me for missing work saying I just do as I please. He regularly makes condescending comments and particularly likes to mock me and say "if you want my job just go ask John (the owner) you get whatever you want anyway." I've reported him and nothing happens. I recently heard him tell another co worker that he should download pornography to my computer and tell then tell the GM I did it. I've heard him call me a co*# sucker among other things. He carries a a gun in his car and drinks on the job. I'm terrified to even go to work anymore, I am actually physically afraid of this man and fear for my safety.
Is there anything else I can do? I can't do this anymore. I could see if I was some punk kid who was irresponsible, I assure you I am not. Thanks in advance for any insight to the situation.