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Unreliable employee who has MS may be fired

Q. One of our employees suffers from multiple sclerosis, a disability we didn't know she had when we hired her. We were too busy to keep an eye on how well she was doing during her probationary period, so she became a regular employee even though she had poor performance.

We were just about to fire her when she told us she had MS, and our personnel officer told us we couldn't discharge her because most of her misperformance was related to MS. Besides, once we knew she had to deal with MS, we wanted to give her a break.

Terminate here.

May 17, 2004 in accessability | Permalink