Kankakee, IL asked in Employment Discrimination for Illinois

Q: Can an employer resend a job offer after I let them know about a birth defect that may slightly slow me down?

Delivery company was having me fill out paper work for employment. Back ground checks and waivers and such, I let him know that I have a medical condition with my legs and I may not be as fast as his other employees. He said he'd have to talk to his boss. He comes back and said he'd have to pass on employing me because with my legs he didnt want to take a risk or waste any time. I've done the same job for a different company with no issues

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Cynthia Pietrucha
Cynthia Pietrucha
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Naperville, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The law requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to an employee or job applicant with a disability unless doing so would cause significant difficulty or expense for the employer ("undue hardship"). You should connect with an experienced employment discrimination attorney to discuss your options. Do not delay as your matter has important deadlines.

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