Man With "Shy Bladder" Fired For Failing To Give A Urine Sample

Some people get really nervous about going to the bathroom. It’s a real social anxiety disorder known as “shy bladder syndrome.” 

A man in Michigan, Ron Koonter, had a doctor’s note acknowledging this issue when he was asked to give a urine sample by his former employer. When he “failed to perform,” he was fired.

“This matter of his ‘shy bladder’ causing him to lose his job is just plain wrong … in my professional medical opinion,” Dr. Mark W. Schaar, Koonter’s physician, wrote. 

After his dismissal, Koonter paid for additional drug tests; they came back negative. A grievance hearing in November sided with Koonter. has the full story >>

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