Deland, FL asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Florida

Q: Can I be fired due to going on disability?

I have worked for a company under agriculture for about 3 months now with full time hours. I was just recently accepted for disability compensation and now can only work up to 24 hours a week. I spoke with my employer about this change and he said he cannot accommodate me as a part time employee. Meaning I have to quit or be fired. I can still do my job and still want to work for the company. I just cant work full time hours anymore. Is this against the law?

1 Lawyer Answer
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: No, under the facts stated by you, it is not against Florida or federal law for your employer to require you to work full time. The fact that you now have a partial disability and are not allowed to work full time (and do not need to work full time anymore) does not mean your employer must allow you to work part-time in a full-time position in their workplace. You will need to find a part-time job elsewhere or give up your disability income.

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