What are my rights to use a cane at my workplace?
Question Details: I work for the American Red Cross as a collection specialist nurse conducting blood drive collections. I had been using a cane for stabilization due to arthritis, mixed connective tissue disease and fibromyalgia. I was also restricted to standing no more than 15 minutes per hour due to plantar fasciitis, which was accommodated for the past 10 months. HR now claims that they can no longer accommodate the standing restriction, nor can they accommodate the use of a cane during work citing it's use as a safety issue. I was placed on short term FMLA until my ability to return to work without the use of the cane and no standing restrictions. Is it legal for them to do this?