I had a seizure in march and I am unable to drive to work for six months

Due to my seizure, I am not allowed to drive for six months. I asked my employer if I could work from home which they allow other people to work from home to save money in gas. My employer said no. I had to quit my job. I filed for unemployment and was denied because of transportation issue. I recently found out that one of my former employee's husband relocated to columbus and due to my former office being short staffed they are allowing her to work from home in Columbus.

2 answers  |  asked Jun 23, 2011 09:07 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

Answers (2)

David Neel
I agree with Bruce's assessment.

posted by David Neel  |  Jun 23, 2011 12:17 PM [EST]
Bruce Elfvin
I am aware that driver's licenses will be suspended for persons that have an active seizure. The issue is whether your employer must accommodate your lack of driver's license for 6 months due to what may be considered a disability. I am not certain what the history is here, or whether the employer has made other accommodations in the past or the nature of the employer to determine the level of accommodation the law would impose.

You need to gather the information you have or can obtain easily and see an employment lawyer in Northeast Ohio. You can find one near you at www.oelasmart.net/directory

posted by Bruce Elfvin  |  Jun 23, 2011 10:36 AM [EST]

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