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I am currently on medical-leave (California) because of job related stress induced seizures and I don’t want to go back to the company after my leave ends (July 1st). They have made it explicitly clear that in the next iteration of our client contract that things will become even more stressful. That is not conducive to my body healing.

I’m curious to know if it would be possible for me to successfully negotiate a severance package, and if so, how might I go about that?

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You should be able to go back, work one day, and then claim stress leave again and start looking for a new job. From my experience FMLA leave is usually in 6 month chunks

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You can also take intermittent fmla. Employers don’t often know much about it though because it is rare. May be worth looking into for OP.

I’m so sorry to hear you’re going through this. I hope you’re doing OK. This is a process.
Good for you for taking time for yourself. You’ve done the hardest part - making the change and taking the time to heal. Once you’ve been able to come up for air it is really healthy to have realized that throwing yourself back into the fire is not what is best for YOU.
If you want a severance package to leave on good terms ask for one. That is not typically how they’re used but - if you don’t ask the answer was No already. ASK! You know you deserve it! What are they going to do - fire you? Sounds like that isn’t a bad thing either.
Keep yourself well cared for. Work to stay balanced (mentally & emotionally) and give yourself all the self-care you need. I am assuming you are maxing out your CA FMLA. Start asking your network to help find the right place for you to really flourish. You know you’re worth it. Go for it!

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Thank you! This was helpful to read 🙏🏾

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Generally severance packages are for layoffs, early retirement, etc where the company wants you gone. If they are not cutting headcount and you just don’t want to work there I doubt they would have any incentive to essentially pay you to leave and then be left with a gap in staff.

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My background is neuroscience, particularly specialize in TBI/post-traumatic seizures.

This may not be received well- but the problem is you, not the job. Stress induced seizures are predominately non-epileptic psychogenic seizures (NES/NEPS). Don’t get me wrong, the body fully reacts and undergoes rhythmic convulsions- but over 90% of “stress induced seizures” are not electrically linked. My point being- regardless of what you do with this job, stress is an innate part of life and your seizures may be linked to a very different trauma. Seek counseling as it’s the only true way to combat NES.

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