I work in a nonunion environment that has 7 lab techs all of which, have the same title (lab tech senior). One lab tech has been doing the same job for 14 years and does not rotate among the 7. There is yet another lab tech that has not been rotating because of medical reasons. That leaves 5 of us who do rotate into different areas in a 3 month term. I have mentioned that I choose not to rotate because of my health and mental well being. Only 3 of the lab techs prefer the rotating assignments. I fear of not only my safety, but my failure in a uninviting area. What are my rights?
This question should be categorized as employment law, not workers’ compensation. I changed it for you.
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This was not transferred to employment law. You safety concern has to be founded in some illegal action by the employer, not your inability to do a job. You have a fear of failure for being in a new area. What you employer is doing is having you all Cross Trained. A normal, necessary business function.
Even if you have a medical disability covered by the ADA, it would be unreasonable to not have the highest number of cross trained technicians. One is already on one station because of medial. I think kyou should seek some counseling to get your confidence up. You can do it. I believe you are asking for an unreasonable accommodation. To try for an ADA accommodation, you will need a diagnosis and a specified accommodation. The company will then weight your desire against the cost of not having a person cross trained.
Everybody would like to stay with one instrument, it's easier.
I ran an environmental testing lab for five years. I understand the employer and why they do what they do.
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