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Old 01-13-2013, 11:51 AM   #1
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I have a fear of heights. Can I sue my employer for sending me to a job that requires lift work?

I have a real fear of electrocution. Can I sue my employer for sending me to a job to replace a breaker?

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A teacher in Ohio is suing her school district for discrimination, saying it forced her to teach younger students despite her fear of children. Mariemont school district reassigned 61-year-old Maria C. Waltherr-Willard, a French teacher for 35 years, from high school to junior high school.
The suit claims that the school district knew about Waltherr-Willardís phobia of children, which she apparently has suffered from since the 1990s, and pressured her to resign.
The fear of young children is real. Itís called pedophobia and has the following symptoms: terror, dread, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, nausea, dry-mouth and anxiety.

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Old 01-13-2013, 11:54 AM   #2
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Not the first time crap like that has happened. Pharmacists sued to be allowed not to dispense medication they don't agree with.

People talk about the current generation expecting the world to revolve around them, but I think it's just a pretty universal trait for all ages.

Legally, I wonder if this wouldn't actually fall under a legitimate disability claim. I think it's asinine, but I can see it happening.

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Believe it or not she has a good case in this sue happy world. She just has to prove the fear of children is a disability and she actually has it. The district needs to make reasonable accommodations for her like have her teach high school.
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I have a fear of heights. Can I sue my employer for sending me to a job that requires lift work?

I have a real fear of electrocution. Can I sue my employer for sending me to a job to replace a breaker?

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/01/13...-fear-of-kids/
I guess the movie.. Children of the Corn left a lasting impression about little kids..

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Not the first time crap like that has happened. Pharmacists sued to be allowed not to dispense medication they don't agree with.

People talk about the current generation expecting the world to revolve around them, but I think it's just a pretty universal trait for all ages.

Legally, I wonder if this wouldn't actually fall under a legitimate disability claim. I think it's asinine, but I can see it happening.
I'm not entirely sure I disagree with that and don't even consider it a relevant comparison
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I'm not entirely sure I disagree with that and don't even consider it a relevant comparison
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If you don't like dispensing common products you need to find another job. Your right to believe what you choose stops when it gets in the way of others rights.

If anything the women's 'disability' is much more legitimate than just a belief that others should not use a common product.
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I have a fear of heights. Can I sue my employer for sending me to a job that requires lift work?

I have a real fear of electrocution. Can I sue my employer for sending me to a job to replace a breaker?

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/01/13...-fear-of-kids/
I other words she is looking for a comfortable retirement .
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I'm not entirely sure I disagree with that and don't even consider it a relevant comparison.
You decide you have a moral objection to the safety of aluminum wire despite working for a company that primarily installs aluminum feeders. Is it now the obligation of your boss and customers to accommodate you, or is it your obligation to find a new job?

A person is entitled to hold very strong feelings, but that doesn't mean the right to act on those automatically trumps everything and everyone around them.
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Not the first time crap like that has happened. Pharmacists sued to be allowed not to dispense medication they don't agree with.

People talk about the current generation expecting the world to revolve around them, but I think it's just a pretty universal trait for all ages.

Legally, I wonder if this wouldn't actually fall under a legitimate disability claim. I think it's asinine, but I can see it happening.
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The sticky part for me is how do you define young children. To me, it would be in elementary school. The article is very vague, but it simply states a fear of children. By that definition, she couldn't teach anyone under the age of 18.

I agree, she will probably win this lawsuit, but seriously, if you are afraid of children, shouldn't you be looking for other employment?
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I have a fear of heights. Can I sue my employer for sending me to a job that requires lift work?

I have a real fear of electrocution. Can I sue my employer for sending me to a job to replace a breaker?

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/01/13...-fear-of-kids/
The teachers union will back her 100% and she'll probably win.
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School districts around here are making drastic cuts.


And that area has a "french" teacher?
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If you don't like dispensing common products you need to find another job. Your right to believe what you choose stops when it gets in the way of others rights.

If anything the women's 'disability' is much more legitimate than just a belief that others should not use a common product.
should a pharmacy be able to stock and sell whatever they want?
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should a pharmacy be able to stock and sell whatever they want?
a licensed pharmacist who isn't the owner of the establishment should have to dispense what the company stocks and sells, not choose what they think should be allowed
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The teachers union will back her 100% and she'll probably win.
she was hired to teach, she does not get to chose who she teaches.
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The sticky part for me is how do you define young children. To me, it would be in elementary school. The article is very vague, but it simply states a fear of children. By that definition, she couldn't teach anyone under the age of 18.

I agree, she will probably win this lawsuit, but seriously, if you are afraid of children, shouldn't you be looking for other employment?
Not if you can teach teenagers just fine.
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You decide you have a moral objection to the safety of aluminum wire despite working for a company that primarily installs aluminum feeders. Is it now the obligation of your boss and customers to accommodate you, or is it your obligation to find a new job?

A person is entitled to hold very strong feelings, but that doesn't mean the right to act on those automatically trumps everything and everyone around them.
Tell that to the religious right. Lol!
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Tell that to the religious right. Lol!
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should a pharmacy be able to stock and sell whatever they want?
A pharmacy?

Yes. within the laws

Should a pharmacy employee be able to dictate what the pharmacy can sell?

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