Waterford, MI asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Michigan

Q: Can my employer make me see their dr for ada covered disability, if my primary has already provided documentation?

Hi. I have been working remotely for over 2 years and found it helps with some of my ada disabilities (asthma, adhd, and anxiety) which allows me to preform my job better. When they stated we will have to go back into the office; I identified these disabilities to my employer and make a verbal request for continued remote work as a reasonable accommodation. They then requested a dr letter about the issues and the request, which I provided along with a written request. They then asked for dr letter about duration, which the dr listed as permanent. Now my hr said they don't believe it's permanent and stated I will need to go to their dr for a second opinion before they will grant any accommodations. Can they do this?

1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Yes. Your doctor may be able or willing to offer a contrary opinion. Then the issue becomes which doctor is right.

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