16-hrs. On, 8-hrs. Off Shifts!

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about shifts that cause fatigue and stress:

I presently work for a hospital that requires me to work 16 hours on, 8-hr off, 8-hr on, 8-hr off, and 16-hr on. Basically every other day I get mandated for an extra shift. This is more than I can take. They say I have to have FMLA to stop my overtime woes but I don’t have 1 year of employment yet. My question is. Would they still make me do this if I had a doctor’s excuse saying I could not for health concerns? Please help.

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