Edmond, OK asked in Employment Law for Oklahoma

Q: My employer has had my medical exemption request (with physician letter) for 6 weeks. Is this a prompt review?

It has been nearly 6 weeks since I requested a medical exemption from the vaccine. My physician wrote a letter to accompany the request. I have an extensive medical history including myocarditis and prior Covid-19. I simply want an answer as to whether my employment depends on vaccination. The past 6 weeks have been emotionally grueling on me and my family. My health has declined as a result.

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1 Lawyer Answer

A: More information is needed here. If you have followed up with your employer regarding your exemption status and continue to be ignored, and if you have been on unpaid leave status during this 6-week timeframe, then you may want to discuss your situation with an Oklahoma employment attorney and whether your situation gives rise to a claim for failure to accommodate under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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