My friend has been off work recently due to really bad depression, they are monitoring her as they weren't sure whether to hospitalize her or not. Anyway the only people she told this too were me, my other half, her other half and her boss as they wanted reasons and explanations (her other half told her boss as she doesn't like going out or speaking to many people at the moment)
Apparently it took her OH ages to convince her boss that there was no way she could talk to his girl friend.
Anyway its a shop that she works in and her eldery neighbour goes in there and asks about her as she likes talking to her but she doesn't answer the door at the moment.
This elderly woman spoke to my friends OH today and said she was sorry to hear that she was ill and asked if the hospital were still watching her....
Now my friend is devastated she has been in tears, she didn't want people knowing what was wrong and now feels like she can't ever return to work because everyone knows why she has been off.
Is there any way of reporting her boss? Or do you think that will make things worse?
Also im not really sure what to say to my friend about returning to work, i can understand why she doesn't want to now.