Q: Is it against the law for your employer to make you wear a mask? They cause nothing but nosebleeds.
A: No, it is not against the law for your employer to require masks. If you have a medical issue that is causing you to get nosebleeds or you have some other medical reason that makes wearing a mask difficult for you, you should work with you doctor to submit an accommodation request to your employer, requesting that they allow you to be exempt from the mask requirement or allow you to wear another form of face protection.
A: Hi, there isn't a straight-forward answer to this. You are an at-will employee, so if your employer requires you to wear a mask, and you don't, you can be terminated. However, if you have an underlying medical condition (that qualifies as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act) that causes you nosebleeds when you wear a mask, you may consider requesting an accommodation of not wearing the mask. More information is needed in regard to your specific situation. I would consider reaching out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation.
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