I got called into the boss’s office at 4:30 today. I’ve worked there for 14 years but he is new. He said someone reported that I appeared to be drunk when I walked into the building at 8:30 this morning because I was not walking straight. Later this same unknown person said I was drunk because my speech was slurred. The boss won’t tell me who my accuser is.
I am 64 years old and have some vision problems so I have problems walking in a parking lot with the sun in my eyes and I need to dodge the stones and holes (I would prefer not to fall). I also was injured in an accident three years ago when I nearly bit my upper lip off. It was reattached in the ER but I have a problem sometimes with my speech and as a result part of my upper lip is numb so sometimes when I am tired or careless, my speech is slurred.
My accuser is anonymous. Short of taking a Breathalyzer test everyday what else can be done. When the boss called me in, he let it slip that he had snooped my desk for booze while I was out to lunch. I will probably still appear to stager in the parking lot and I can’t fix my speech. How can I fight this?