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Q: My boss doesnt allow me to use the elevator to go to the bathroom meanwhile I have a worked related leg injury.

The bathroom is on the 7th floor while im at the 3rd, ive been working overtime for a long time now and my boss has been changing my shifts last second. Im from greece thessaloniki

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A: In Greece, as in many other countries, employers have an obligation to provide a safe and healthy working environment for their employees. If you have a work-related leg injury, the law usually requires reasonable accommodations to be made for you. Not allowing you to use the elevator to go to the bathroom, especially when you have a leg injury, could potentially be considered a failure to provide reasonable accommodations or even discriminatory behavior. Your boss changing your shifts last-minute could also be an issue, depending on your employment contract and local labor laws. You may have legal options, such as filing a complaint with the relevant labor authorities or taking legal action.

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