What Do I Do if My Job Will Not/Cannot Accommodate My Work Restrictions?

Jul 5, 2024 | Blog

Facing work restrictions due to an injury or medical condition can be challenging, especially if your employer is unable or unwilling to accommodate your needs. In this video, Geoff McDonald explains what you should do if your job cannot accommodate your work restrictions. Understanding your rights and the available options is crucial for protecting both your health and your employment.

By the end of the video, viewers will have a comprehensive understanding of their rights and the steps to take if their job cannot accommodate their work restrictions. This guidance aims to empower workers to protect their health and employment status.

Contact a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If your employer cannot accommodate your work restrictions and you need legal advice, contact Geoff McDonald at 804-409-0821 for a free consultation. Understanding your rights and options is the first step toward securing your employment and well-being.

Workers’ Compensation FAQ

  • What are work restrictions? Work restrictions are limitations set by your doctor that specify what tasks you can or cannot perform due to a medical condition or injury.
  • What should I do if my employer won’t accommodate my restrictions? Communicate clearly with your employer, document all interactions, provide a detailed doctor’s note, and seek legal advice if necessary.
  • What legal protections do I have? Under the ADA and FMLA, employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations unless it causes undue hardship. Workers’ compensation may also provide support for work-related injuries.
  • Can I take medical leave if my job can’t accommodate my restrictions? Yes, you can take medical leave under FMLA if you cannot perform your job duties and your employer cannot provide accommodations. This offers job protection while you recover.

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