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Unformatted text preview: rience [*1231] impotence. In 195 addition, since 1989, I have frequently been unable to sleep and have had severe
insomnia. The medication has helped with this, but I still experience problems
with sleeping. Without the medication, my symptoms return. If I do not take my
medication, I am unable to function. The frequency and severity [**4] of the
symptoms increases to the point where I cannot take care of myself. My condition
interferes with my ability to see and hear and speak. The sense of anxiety, without
medication, is so overwhelming, that I am unable to do anything. I am essentially
McAlindin received a "provisional promotion" in early 1989, which brought new, very
stressful duties. In June 1989, McAlindin complained about a vendor's misconduct, yet
his supervisors disregarded his complaints. According to McAlindin's supervisor,
McAlindin became agitated and started shouting in an accusatory manner during the
meeting. Soon thereafter, McAlindin sought and was granted leave due to "work stress."
He obtained workers compensation for the stress.
In May 1992, McAlindin again took leave for stress-related disability. He submitted
medical documents from his physician requesting that his leave be extended, and the
County complied. When it became clear that McAlindin's leave would extend beyond a
year, the County informed his attorney that his status would no longer be designated as
"leave without pay with right to return." Pursuant to the County's regulations, individuals
may not remain on disability [**5] leave "with right to return" for more than a year.
During McAlindin's leave, he repeatedly requested through his attorney a transfer to a
different job as a "reasonable accommodation" required by the ADA. McAlindin
explained that several of his doctors had advised that he not return to his previous work
setting because the negative associations there would impede his recovery. The County
responded by offering to place his name on the transfer list but made it clear that it would
not make any special efforts to ensure a transfer. In addition, th...
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2012 for the course ENC 102 taught by Professor Deria during the Spring '08 term at FIU.
- Spring '08