I want to be moved from sitting on my job I sit next to a lady that has hot flashes her fan is always on I get very cold and keeps colds I complained

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I want to be moved from sitting on my job I sit next to a lady that has hot flashes her fan is always on I get very cold and keeps colds I complained

can I be moved from a hot natured person when I am a cold nature person and i stay sick sitting next to her i think its wrong to have us sitting next each other on the job

Asked on May 24, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia

Answers:

N. K., Member, Iowa and Illinois Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

Have you tried asking the lady if she is willing to move her fan so that the air doesn't hit you, or if she can turn the fan off at intervals? Is she willing to move?

If she is not cooperating, speak to someone above your manager. Perhaps some kind of compromise can be worked out.

If you are in fact getting colds often from the fan, go to the doctor and report this so you will have something on record. Also, if your doctor is willing to write a letter for you, stating that the fan (exposure to the air) is causing your frequent colds, keep a copy and put a copy in your employment file. This is proof of notice to your employer.

If no compromise is reached, you may need to seek the advice of an employment lawyer in your state to see if you have any legal options.


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