Some supervisors may be tougher than others and some employees may not get along with a particular supervisor. It may be a matter of workplace philosophy or even personality conflict. And the employee may genuinely be so stressed and anxious that she needs medical or psychological treatment. But that does not mean that she can demand transfer to a different supervisor as a reasonable accommodation, a California court has ruled.
The following case is good news for California employers that face transfer requests from employees working under an unpopular or demanding supervisor. Under most circumstances, if the supervisor isn’t engaged in outrageous or bullying behavior, the employee simply has to “suck it up” or find another job.
The case: Michaelin worked as a clinical assistant for Sutter Medical Foundation. She performed her job well enough for several years. Then, a new supervisor came onboard. Michaelin complained to the...(register to read more)