reasonable accommodate

I have lupus & fell & broke my hip at work last August 2003. The fall has exacerbated the illness & my doctor does not want me to work full time any longer. I have inquired about part time, flexible hours, or even transferring to a vacant position. My employer could not accommodate this request & wants me to write a letter of resignation. (they have replaced me) They were kind enough to continue my insurance benefits & have informed me that if I write the letter, any premiums owed will be considered paid. Are they obligated to accommodate my request & how long must they hold my job?

I am a 40+ female; Workers Comp Claim was denied; I do know that there are current positions open within the company & even some that could possibly be done from home. I have worked for the company for 20 years with good reviews.

1 answer  |  asked Jun 16, 2004 3:10 PM [EST]  |  applies to Illinois

Answers (1)

Aaron Maduff
reasonable accommodate

If the broken hip significantly impacts a major life activity such as walking, then you may be siabled under the ADA. The company must have 15 employees for it to be covered by the ADA. The next question is could it have made a reasonable accommodation. I would need more facts to address your case. You should contact us or any of the other fine attorneys listed here.
Aaron Maduff

posted by Aaron Maduff  |  Jun 16, 2004 6:02 PM [EST]

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