Canton, OH asked in Business Law and Civil Litigation for Ohio

Q: Laws about working a shift that harms a medical condition.

What are the laws concerning making someone with a medical condition work a shift that would cause the medical condition become worse? I have a seizure disorder that flairs up due to inconsistent sleep cycles and my employer was scheduling me an overnight shift despite me telling them I was incapable of working that shift. What does the law state about that? I was able to work morning and afternoon shifts no problem but over nights were not allowed. I believe this is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act but I am not sure. Thank you for your time.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar

A: An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. Two options you could consider are (1) reposting your question under Ohio Employment Law, which might be a closer match as a category for the issues you describe (but keep in mind that you would be discussing a workplace matter on a public forum), or (2) reaching out to Ohio employment attorneys to discuss your matter in confidence. Good luck.

Tim Akpinar

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