My boyfriend has been off work since the end of November 2017. He was admitted to the psychiatric ward at the hospital for depression and stayed for 3 days. There they prescribed two medication. He was released on the morning of the third day, with a follow up outpatient appointment and a Psychiatrist appointment. His psychiatrist has deemed he should not work for a month. He is off till January 15, 2018. Our HR manager at work (we work at the same place) helped him to get the info needed to apply for short term disability as he is missing work and needs to pay his bills.
He found out just after Christmas that his claim through Manulife has been denied. Upon the denial of his claim his parents told him to go back to work early. When he called in to work today to comeback early HR told him he needs a note from his psychiatrist clearing him to be able to work. His psychiatrist will not provide said note as he feels my boyfriend needs more time. Now the added stress of no income and not being able to go back to work and his parents pushing him to go to work he has taken 3 steps back.
He has only been at this job since the end of August. His benefits just kicked in a week or two before he started taking time away from work. With his depression he gets angry really fast, and the only way he knows how to deal with anger is to walk away. he’s left me at the store once because he got frustrated.
My question is what options does he have?