What are my options if I'm not coping with an ongoing situation at work due to my anxiety disorder (which my employer is not aware of)?
I am currently on maternity leave but it still affects me as we all have to reapply for our jobs at some stage.
HR is being less than helpful & won't provide any information & I do not feel as though I have been kept up to date since going on leave (which I was told I would be) other than information I have sought myself from colleagues.
It is causing me a huge amount of stress & anxiety because everything is so uncertain and they won't give us any information. This has been the case since at least April & it has exacerbated my anxiety disorder sky-high. I am extremely concerned about the effect that this stress & anxiety might have had upon the baby as it has been constant (almost daily sometimes) & high levels. I am extremely angry that I have been put in this situation as I have barely enjoyed any of my pregnancy due to my heightened anxiety & this situation has not helped at all.
I've looked at the Fair Work Australia & Anti-Discrimination sites but don't believe I would have a case unless I actually lost my job. Also I really don't want to take a case to a tribunal or deal with making a complaint when my baby is due in just over a week.
I see a psych for my anxiety but CBT is not helping & I haven't yet got a referral to see a psychiatrist for medication (can't get to the gp at this point).
I'd rather not resign as I have little hope of getting another job. My degree is now worthless & other than that I only have a Cert 3 & most jobs in my industry require a Cert 4 or Diploma (and no I can't afford to do more study).
I just can't cope with these issues at work anymore, I feel like they are pushing me so far that I don't even know if I can control my anxiety enough anymore to be able to look after my child. What can I do??