Asked in Employment Law for Virginia

Q: Can a company forced me to drive an 11 passenger van if I feel uncomfortable and unsafe doing so. I’m 4’11

I tried to drive it alone and it had a lot of blind spots and the seat doesn’t go up high so it was hard to see. I explained to my manager and director it’s unsafe for me to transport my residents if I’m not comfortable driving it but I got wrote up and turned into HR and was told my job is on the line

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A: Your employer is permitted to terminate your employment for any reason or for no reason at all, as long as the reason is not discriminatory (i.e. based on race, sex, religion, age, or disability). If you are uncomfortable driving the van due to your height, you may want to discuss whether the van can be modified (ex. something to sit on to raise up your line of sight, gas and break extenders, etc.).

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