Reporting to Someone Else as a Reasonable Accommodation?

December 03, 2020 | From HRCalifornia Extra

We’ve all heard the story — an employee reports having issues with their supervisor and asks to transfer to a different department. “They are just so unreasonable,” the employee claims. “They nitpick every little thing I do! If only I could get away from the tyranny of their oversight, then I would be able to do my work!”

But what if that employee also alleges that the supervisor’s conduct is causing panic attacks and provides medical documentation to support this claim? Wouldn’t you need to engage in the interactive process with this employee to determine whether a transfer to a different department might constitute a reasonable accommodation?

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