Is it legal to suggest that someone take time off? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
Question: “Is there a tactful—and most importantly—legal way to suggest that
someone take time off when she is not able to properly perform her job
due to a medical issue? We have an employee who developed Bell’s Palsy.
It has affected her speech and one eye, making it very difficult for
her to see and speak. Her primary job is to call on clients and
research the Internet. Although we appreciate her dedication, she is
stressing herself out because no one can understand her. We feel that
if she took a couple days off and rested, her recuperation would be
that much quicker.” — Louise
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