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I am disabled and applied for a Walmart
job to get extra money to support my
daughter. I got an interview. I told
them at the interview that social
security said I can only work 20 hours
a week. I had orientation. My schedule
was for 36 hrs a week. I told them I
can’t work that many hours. I told the
manager I let the interviewer know that
a ahead of time. She said she will make
me a new schedule on Monday. My
question is can they fire me for having
to accommodate my disability.
Asked on February 26, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 6 years ago | Contributor
Yes, you could get terminated for this reason, if the employer needs you to work more hours than you can. "Reasonable accommodations" for a disability do not include reducing hours or making a position that the employer needs to be full time into a part-time job. There is no legal right to work part-time hours.
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