A year ago I disclosed to my now former manager that I suffer from generalized anxiety disorder while trying to explain why I sent him an email asking to talk about my job. He seemed to understand it the way he treated me began to change. Instead of being trusted to run my department he began making me check in weekly, but I didn’t honk anything of it. The end of May I had to have a hysterectomy and thought I’d be off work for two weeks, the doctor insisted on 6 weeks and I was approved to work from home. During that time my mother had to have a surgery and my dad’s terminal illness began to progress quickly. After returning to work my anxiety go worse but I pushed through it. On October 8 I asked for 3 says of vacation for a family emergency - I was having a mental health crisis and needed to help myself. On October 21st I was supposed to go to a meeting cross country but had to turn back as my dad became hospitalized and passed away on the 30th. I took a two week FMLA absence to work on my mental health and returned to work last Monday. On Wednesday I was demoted from my department head position due to “poor performance” I never had a negative review and had just got a merit raise in May. My gut says this is because of disclosing my anxiety disorder but that of course could be my anxiety talking.
While I feel I was unfairly treated in my demotion that actual is just background for this:
I was told on Wednesday however my HR department was sharing that information as office gossip as early as Monday morning. I found this out at the end of the day yesterday when one of my former direct reports told me. This is not the first time that they (HR manager and team) have done this to me. I’m angry, but I don’t want to over react. Do I go to her boss-my former boss- or higher up? Or so I just let it go and know that it will keep happening?
I appreciate any feedback.
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