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The ADA requires employers to "reasonably accommodate" employees suffering from disabilities. However, the ADA does not require employers to employ individuals who cannot safely perform their job. Whether an employee can safely perform their job is a determination that requires employers to consider all relevant facts in good faith.
Refusing to consider you for another position within the company may very well constitute a failure to "reasonably accommodate" your disability. Refusing to consider the opinion of another doctor may constitute a failure to consider in good faith all relevant facts regarding your ability to safely perform the job you were hired for. These potential violations can be pursued by filing a complaint with the EEOC, which is the federal agency that enforces the ADA.
The EEOC will investigate and attempt to mediate a resolution with your employer. That not forthcoming, they will either file a lawsuit on your behalf or issue you a "right to sue" letter, which will enable you to sue in civil court with the assistance of an attorney. See here to initiate the complaint process.
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