If an employee’s job description includes going on errands/post office, & he has OCD, does he have the right to refuse when asked?
Let’s say his illness triggers the need to stay in the office. So if a messenger run is requested, he’ll say he’s busy, when all he’s doing is “straightening” things, which means nothing important needs to be done at the moment and that he’s available. Would the HR manager waive that (his attitude) on his yearly evaluation, since he has a mental condition and can’t help it? Or is the fact that he has two legs and is not PHYSICALLY handicapped, make his OCD irrelevant?
- GEEGEELv 79 months ago
No. It's in the job description, so that's something the person should have discussed then, before accepting the position,
- ****Lv 710 months ago
Did he disclose his OCD at the job interview
- JudyLv 710 months ago
No, if you can't or won't do the basic job duties, you aren't required to be given accommodations. You can be terminated and replaced.
- Coffee DrinkerLv 710 months ago
Employers have every right to fire employees who cannot or will not perform the required work. Even in the case of actual handicap or disability, employers are not required to pay people who cannot accomplish the required work.
Federal law generally requires large companies to make reasonable accommodations for disabled employees, but they still aren't required to pay someone who can't actually make a meaningful contribution to the work load.
Also, OCD generally is not a recognized handicap. People throw that term around a lot but most people who claim to have "OCD" have not actually been diagnosed with a disability by a licensed medical professional or licensed mental health professional.
- What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
- Anonymous10 months ago
If he has been diagnosed with a disability, he may be granted "reasonable accommodation" by his employer.
YOU are not privy to information about this person's disability or the details of any reasonable accommodation discussions or his employer's evaluation of his work performance.
Stop worrying about this guy. It's your job to run errands and you have not been diagnosed with a disability. Do your job or be replaced. None of us here have to work with you but we're already tired of YOUR whining and attitude.
- SamLv 710 months ago
Yes, you dont have to do anything. They also dont need to keep you as an employee.
- AlexLv 610 months ago
You have the right to refuse to do anything. They also have the right to fire you. So it's a trade off. That being said, if you don't like/want/can't do the duties of a particular job and you know this, then you'll be well served by finding a new job that is more suited to your abilities. Just always find a new job before quitting an old one, as any job is better than no job.
- Pearl LLv 710 months ago
i think he should do his job or he shouldnt be there