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Medical documentation and breaks

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What is the name of your state? fl
The problem i am having is that I have legitimate medical disorder that causes me to have to use the restroom many times a day. My employer informed me today that the break schedules were now being determined my a computer. If I should need to use the restroom, and it is not during scheduled break time, I will be tracked and possibly terminated. I advised that I will me bring in medical documentation. my supervisor told me that it will just be stuck in my file and I will still have to follow the schedule or be tracked. Can they actually ignore medical documentation and possibly terminate me for using the restroom?


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Unless your medical disorder is such that it qualifies as a disabilty under the ADA and the employer must provide extra restroom breaks as a "reasonable accommodation," then I can't think of any reason why they would have to comply with your request, even with a doctor's note.

I expect your next question will be whether your condition invokes possible protection under the ADA. In many cases, that's not easily determined. I suggest you do some research via the internet on the Americans with Disabilities Act. There is ample information available.

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