Can the company I work for fire me for having restrictions from my doctor?

Asked on November 16, 2015 under Business Law, Michigan


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

A definitive answer about your situation would require more information, such as about what the restrictions are; that is because the facts are critical, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer. That said, there certainly are times or occassions that an employee can be fired due to restrictions, if those restrictions prevent the employee from doing his or her job, even if the employee is given some "reasonable" (not too expensive or disruptive) accommodation to help him or her. That is because while employers must make certain accommodations to employee medical conditions, the employee must still be able to do the job; employers are not required to retain people who cannot do the jobs they were doing.

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