Greenfield, IN asked in Employment Law for Indiana

Q: Is my employer allowed to make me sign a paper allowing them to temporarily accept my doctors restrictions?

They want to talk to their lawyer and make a restrictions and fmla policy. They accepted the restrictions my doctor gave them with no issue and then two weeks later told me that they could only accept them for a month. The restrictions are for an ongoing foot issue that happened at work at this same employer about four years ago and I was on workmans comp for the injury. Thank you for your time and attention.

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A: More information is needed to analyze your situation. Your employer can require you to sign an acknowledgment that the employer will accommodate your doctor's restrictions for a month. However, what is the justification for only accommodating these restrictions for a month? Do the proposed restrictions eliminate an essential function of your job? How long have you successfully been performing your job with the restrictions in place? You should contact an employment attorney in your area to discuss your situation and protection that you may have under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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