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I am applying for intermittent...
I am applying for intermittent FMLA for an extreme anxiety condition. In the letter to my employer explaining the reason for days needed to stay at home. There is no advance warning when my panic attacks will occur. One statement she wrote my doctor said " patient is unable to function when she gets severe panic/anxiety attacks which can put herself and others at risk....she goes on to say I need to stay at home until it passes."
I knew my employer would take others at risk the wrong way so I called my doctor and she sent another letter " For clairification on Page 2&4 PT might put others at risk if she makes mistake or misses something in her performance at work"
I do believe my employer is either going to move me out of my current position and or fire me for putting others at risk.
I have not had time to give her the clarification letter yet? I am giving this to them at our meeting today but my Supervisor was told yesterday that I had the letter.
Can they do this either move my position or fire me for the safety of my co-workers
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Employment Law
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The employer cannot discriminate. It must reasonably accommodate. If it can do so then termination would be illegal. If others at risk it may legally seek to relocate or work out remote working if possible until the condition improves and there is no such danger. I wish you the best. I trust the answer has been helpful. kindly let me know.
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
The only risk is me causing them to make an error at work
Employment Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 1 year ago
The employer can definitely accomodate here since no risk of physical harm. Practically the employer is not likely to discriminate and if seeks to take any action you can have a local lawyer call them and work out a settlement.
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Employment Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 1 year ago
The company wont want to risk lawsuit, labor board complaint and possible eeoc complaint.
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Employment Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 1 year ago
Kindly let me know if the answer is now clearer and acceptable.
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Kindly click on a positive rating.
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