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I have a question about Asperger's in adults and their rights in the workplace

If an adult with Asperger's cleans Hotel rooms and gets stuck with cleaning the smoking rooms, and is sensitive to the stale smoke and smelly ashtrays. Complains to her boss that she cannot handle the smoking rooms and would like the smoke free rooms.....And they know she has Asperger's
Shouldn't they switch her to smoke free rooms?
Or does she really need a DR'S note like they say she does....( DR.'S note saying the second hand smoke makes her ill therefore cannot clean them)


Asked by Anonymous at 1:47 AM on Mar. 24, 2010 in Money & Work

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Answers (5)
  • I agree with PP, but to be on the safe side an employer would need a note to put in the file in case a question ever came up later, such as other employees complaining about you being a favorite and the boss giving you the easy rooms or some silly thing like that. It is to cover their rear end. Dont blame your employer it isnt their fault people are lawsuit and complaint happy in the workplace, they just have to cover all the bases.

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 1:58 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • She needs a doctors note.

    Answer by Whatkids at 1:49 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • A good boss would switch without the note. But....since they won't,.,,she should get the note.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:55 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • She needs the Drs note

    Answer by sati769leigh at 4:31 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • Asperger's has nothing to do with her can’t standing smoking; if she has asthma then she needs a doctor's excuse. If not then wear a mask or get another job.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:22 AM on Mar. 24, 2010