If you can cite to a specific medical condition which renders you unable to perform the job tasks that will be necessary of you in the new unit, then you might be protected under the Americans With Disabilities Act. The ADA
requires your employer to "reasonably accommodate" your disability. Reasonable accommodations may include bringing you back to your original unit or modifying the hours and/or responsibilities you will have in the new unit so that they are manageable for you.
However, in order for your employer's obligations under the ADA to be triggered, you need to inform them that you have a disability and that you need reasonable accommodations. You cannot simply quit your job in response to the transfer
. By quitting, you are cutting off any rights you may have and essentially giving your employer a free pass. You do not want to quit.
Instead, you want to speak to your physician and figure out what your underlying medical issue is here so that an accurate label can be put on it. Simply being "unable to do the job" is not a 'disability" -- you need a specific medical diagnosis. Then, with a better understanding of your medical diagnosis, you want to inform your employer in writing that you have a disability and request reasonable accommodations. Your employer is then obligated to engage in a good faith interactive process with you to determine what they can do to make your job manageable.
Another action you can take if you believe that the transfer was retaliatory for filing a grievance is to file a new grievance through your union on this ground. Again, though, you do not want to simply quit without attempting to work any of this out first. Quitting will basically cut off all your rights and leave you with unemployed with no legal recourse.
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