Disability Parking at work
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
I am having an ongoing problem with work when the handicapped parking is full. If you get there after 9 am-it is always full. Today I was there at 8 am and had to drive around for 1/2 hour until someone left the parking lot where the front door is - the ramp is there and it is the only door I can go in with my walker. There is some parking in back, but you have to go through a security turnstyle and that doesn't work with the walker.
I have talked with both Human Resources and Employee Health and Security. When I called security they did not patch me through to the head of security-just told me to park in the remote lot and take the bus over (yeah right). I called my boss and told her why I was late. She walked down to security and chewed out the head of security and he then chided me for not calling his cell phone (I didn't have his number - he said he'd given it to me).
By the time all this is done, I'm totally ticked. I still don't like even admitting I'm handicapped /disabled. A lawyer friend said the next step would be to call the state labor department-but I am relunctant to report since I need my health insurance.
They refuse to add more parking spaces-they "have the required number".