Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 07:49:07 -0500
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Subject: 2 Re: [DCHAS-L] Lab Coat Options

From: Eileen Mason <lnmsn8**At_Symbol_Here**>
Date: February 18, 2010 9:43:31 PM EST
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Lab Coat Options

"Reasonable accommodation" under the American s with Disabilities Act
applies ONLY to individuals with conditions that limit life
activities.  Even under ADA, accommodation may be refused if the
employee cannot work without endangering either himself or others.

"I'm not comfortable" does not qualify one for accommodation.

Is he such a hotshot that the lab cannot function without him?

From: Douglas Cody <Douglas.Cody**At_Symbol_Here**>
Date: February 18, 2010 9:42:48 PM EST
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Lab Coat Options

> So make it clear to Mr Personality that rules are rules and if he doesn't like them, OK, but don't bother coming to work here any more.

Jay has nailed it on the head. This is the only solution.

Douglas S. Cody, MS, MA, CSP, CSHM 
Past Chair NYSUT H&S Task Force 

Chemistry Department 
Nassau Community College - S.U.N.Y. 
One Education Drive 
Garden City, New York 11530-6793 
Phone:(516) 572-7986 / Fax:(516) 572-7708 


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