I have attention deficit disorder (ADD), a condition that affects my ability to concentrate and focus. I have taken medication for my ADD since I was a teenager, and I periodically meet with a physician to discuss my condition and adjust my medication. I recently started a new job. I told my supervisor that I had ADD and spoke to him about some of the accommodations that have worked for me in the past, such as receiving work assignments in writing, having weekly progress meetings, and wearing headphones to drown out distracting noise. My supervisor doesn't have any experience with ADD, so I wa
Under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar state laws, employers must provide reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants with disabilities. During the application process, a job candidate might need an accommodation to make the interview process or facility accessible,
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?
I work for a title company, mostly handling paperwork and talking on the phone. I want to telecommute while I'm getting treatment, including weekly chemotherapy, for colon cancer. My boss says "no" -- he's afraid everyone else will ask to work from home if I do. Is this legal?