As a Type 1 diabetic, can I get fired from my job if I ask for less stressful work?
I have been a type 1 diabetic for 27 years. Last year I switched positions within the major company I work for. Little did I realize when I started the effect the off hours, overtime and stress would have on my diabetic control. My A1C test went from 7 (last year) to the uppers 9's (last month). I went from having insulin reactions maybe once every couple of months to more than three times a week. My blood pressure also went from normal to high. Having so many of low blood sugars has the increased potential to put the work that I do, which is extremely intense (with computer systems), in jeopardy.
My question is; if I ask my employer to be placed into a less stressful job with more regular hours, can my employer choose to fire me instead of accomodating my request (other positions that I am qualified for do exist)? Right now I'm afraid to ask for fear that the company may fire me. This is a major U.S. coporation.
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