Is reassignment to a different job a reasonable accommodation?
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An employee may be entitled to transfer as a reasonable accommodation for a disability.
I suffered permanent damage to my back in a car accident last year. My doctor has released me to return to work, but my job requires lifting boxes that weigh up to 50 pounds, which I can no longer do. I've asked to be transferred to a desk position in my department. I've done this work before, so I know I can do it. Does my employer have to reassign me to the desk position?