I am asking that questions, from the angle of, what about the duty to explore alternative work arrangements such as other positions? Can they skip that part of accommodation and move to Disability?
I have been with a large company for over 10 years. 7 years in one job, 3 years on the newer job.
Asked manager for help switching to different position in my previous department or previous role. That is lower paying, but I am able. The new job I cannot do. We tried desk accommodations but ultimately failed, I cannot use my dominant arm/hand. I never got help transferring to a job I found, that I had done before, that was hiring all the time. I went on STD. I had a return to work, but hurt my shoulder more and stayed on STD, turned into LTD which is ending soon. Now, when that ends, they will place me on unpaid leave.
BUT I WANT TO WORK! I have wanted to work this whole time. I have found jobs, showed my manager, showed my disability case manager, and nothing. I have one month left of coverage before they put me on unpaid leave. Were they supposed to help me with alternative work this whole time, or just now that LTD is ending?
STD and LTD was fine, it’s just my employer, they seem to have forgotten that they actually employee me lol.