can a employer deny a vacation or time off request because I am on light duty (on job injury), although working 42 hours a week
1 Answer from Attorneys
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee on the basis of a disability (a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits the employee in performing a major life activity or in a major bodily function), a record of such a disability, or because that employee has an actual or perceived mental or physical impairment that is not both minor and transitory (lasting 6 months or less).
Whether you have a claim worth pursuing is something that you should discuss with an employment attorney. Alternatively, you may contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at 800-669-4000.