Painesville, OH asked in Employment Law for Ohio

Q: I have a doctor's note restricting 3rd shift work due to seizures. Does my work legally have to accommodate me

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Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
  • Columbus, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: It sounds like you would have a medical condition that qualifies you for protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"). Under the ADA, an employer does not necessarily have to provide you with the first accommodation you propose, but they are required to engage in an interactive process with you to determine an accommodation that would allow you to perform the essential functions of you job. If your employer has denied the accommodation of restricting 3rd shift work, have they proposed any other alternative accommodations? You should contact an employment lawyer in your area for assistance during this process to ensure you are protecting your rights.

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