Employment and TBI

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I’ve been away from work for a month due to some medical issues resulting from the brain injury.

Last week, I had to turn in a letter from my doctor that I couldn’t work.

The HR “specialist” took the opportunity to chew my ass. Short version: she asked in the past for notes from my doctor. To anyone in mental health or healthcare, “notes” means charting. I sent in several months worth of medical charting, not realizing she had no right to actual charts. She never corrected that misunderstanding and continued to ask for notes. She never explained exactly what a “note” needed to contain. She never put anything in writing. the letters from my doctor early on just put down hours I could work, not specific duties. She never told me that wasn’t sufficient, just kept asking for “notes.”

So, part of the lecture was that I didn’t have…

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