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can my job fire me if i tell them i cant lift over a certain amount??


Asked by mauricellaf at 4:53 PM on Aug. 30, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • If you are pregnant or have an injury that keeps you from lifting a certain amount, have your Dr or OBGYN write your boss a letter stating you can not lift a certain amount of weight.

    Answer by PoisonousBlonde at 5:03 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • After an injury or illness? A doc has to write you out a statement to that affect.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:54 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • In some states jobs can fire you for no reason at all.


    Answer by Gailll at 4:54 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • I think it depends on what state you live in . If your job requires you to lift stuff. They might be able too.

    Answer by louise2 at 4:55 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • If it was in your job description on lifting things than yes; it just depends on the management.

    Answer by musicmom08 at 4:56 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • They can fire for not being able to do the job, but they can't fire you for being pregnant.

    Answer by GinNTonic at 4:56 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • No, pregnancy is considered a temporary medical condition. Employers MUST accommodate you during your pregnancy. Ask your OB/GYN to write a letter saying up the max amount you can lift so there are no questions.. But most states are a fire at will state and can make up any little excuse to fire you..

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 4:57 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • Depends on if your state is "at will" employment. It means they can fire you at any time and they don't have to tell you why, just "we don't need you anymore, goodbye"

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 4:57 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • No but if they can't accommodate you then you could be put on a temporary layoff.


    Answer by Cindy18 at 4:56 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • It depends on what their rules are at my job we are required to lift 30 #'s but I would think that if you got a dr.s note stating that nolifting for this amount of time they would have to honor that

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 4:59 PM on Aug. 30, 2010