In 2013 I was diagnosed with vertigo & have had few episodes since. 4 weeks ago, after returning from being off 6 months on workers comp, I was put on a job at work that causes my vertigo to act up to the point that I was physically ill. After 8 days, I informed my boss of the situation. I was told to go to my specialist and have him examine me. The dr. could not say that the job was causing my vertigo at that time. They had me off the job for a week with no vertigo. They then returned me to that job again & my vertigo was back. Everyday since, if I work that job, I get vertigo, if I am off, no vertigo. I went to my PCP & he wrote a script stating that my vertigo was being caused by the job & to take me off. He is also in the process of filling out ADA paperwork for this issue. Our HR dept. refuses honor this because the specialist "trumps" my PCP. I believe I am being targeted because of my prior workers comp injury. There are plenty of other positions, including general laborer, that I can be put on but they refuse.
An employer has to reasonably accommodate employees with disabilities. Workers' compensation discrimination is illegal. You have two potential issues, and should consult a local employment attorney asap.
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