Has anyone submitted a letter requesting” reasonable accommodation/ADA”, like a flexible start and lunch time (to account for times I can't get out of bed until my meds kick in, or needing a nap during my lunch break.
I've written this one, part of it I found online... But I'm not really sure exactly what it should say. My boss knows about my N, and she suggested that I let the HR lady know because there is one employee who is *BEEP*ing that it's unfair I'm late and don't get in trouble for it... She's the receptionist and "has" to be at the front desk 8-5... That’s her job... I am in the office and have the availability to have an actual flexible schedule (I always have) my boss and I are just thinking that it would be best to put something in writing and give to HR, that way is anyone complains it's "unfair" the HR lady knows what's going on and I won't be looked at as an attendance hindrance.
My other question is “who” states that I have a disability? Am I automatically qualified as “disabled” because I have documented Narcolepsy with Cataplexy? I’m not applying for disability or anything like that. I just want to be protected at work.
I was going to have my doctor write up a letter stating that I do in fact have N and C, and that having a flexible schedule at work will greatly enhance my life as well as my ability to function, and is absolutely necessary.. But does he need to actually say, “she is disabled?”
Here’s what I have so far;
Dear Human Resources:
I work as a Project Administrator, for XXX, Corp. I am writing to formally request a reasonable accommodation for my disability under federal and/or state laws governing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
I have made my Supervisor, Mrs. Voss aware of my diagnosis, and have continued to update her since diagnosis and through the start of treatment. Although I am still qualified for my position, and have not had any reprimands for accommodations made since diagnosis, I am sometimes limited in my ability by needing a flexible schedule, therefore, I am requesting accommodations in writing.
From my experience working at XXXX, I know that having a flexible start and end time is a possible solution. For example; on a day where I am suffering from side effects of medication, and/or Narcolepsy, I would need to have a flexible start time and lunch break. I am able to make missed time up, by staying late, working through lunch and/or taking approved work home. This would be a sufficient accommodation. However, I am open to other solutions that you may suggest. I also would be willing to meet with you to discuss other options.
If you would like medical verification of my disability, I can provide you with the appropriate documents upon your request.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. I would appreciate a response to this letter so that I can continue to be as efficient in my job as possible. I enjoy being part of a great team we have here in the Overland Park office, and I look forward to cooperating with you to find an effective and economical solution.