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This is one of the few times HR is your friend Her boss thinks that her limping around makes the team seem "wimpy" and "unready" to clients (who are not visiting anyway because COVID). He either wants her to take unpaid time off or fire her. I was under the impression that this was illegal, but I also think that I am wrong as he emailed ...


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That's a tricky one. In essence your wife's boss has given her the keys to the Ferrari but you need to consider carefully what you want to do with it. What her boss has done is clearly illegal discrimination and he was stupid enough to actually put it in writing. No "well known" CA tech company can afford to condone this. First thing you should do ...


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For a large tech firm in the US as you described, it would be illegal to fire an employee due to a disability or temporary injury. That would be a form of illegal discrimination. You may want to consult a labour-law lawyer in California if the boss actually emailed your wife telling her that he would fire her due to her temporary injury. It appears that ...


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Do companies insist on tests or test results to prove the disability? No. Medical examinations are not their job. And even if they would (which would be crazy) it would not help them, since they ask because of laws and regulations and those do not really allow "self-certified" disabilities, neither by the patient, nor by a company. Companies care ...


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