disability

I am disabled and applied for a Walmart

job to get extra money to support my

daughter. I got an interview. I told

them at the interview that social

security said I can only work 20 hours

a week. I had orientation. My schedule

was for 36 hrs a week. I told them I

can’t work that many hours. I told the

manager I let the interviewer know that

a ahead of time. She said she will make

me a new schedule on Monday. My

question is can they fire me for having

to accommodate my disability.

Asked on February 26, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you could get terminated for this reason, if the employer needs you to work more hours than you can. "Reasonable accommodations" for a disability do not include reducing hours or making a position that the employer needs to be full time into a part-time job. There is no legal right to work part-time hours.


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