I’m neither a doctor nor a meteorologist but an employment lawyer. And, like the First Circuit Court of Appeals in this recent decision, I struggle with what the employer in Puerto Rico could have done differently to accommodate one of its workers.
According to the opinion, the employee worked with medical records at a hospital. In September 2017, there was a hurricane. The medical records got wet. In October 2017, the plaintiff gave the defendant a medical certificate from her doctor explaining that because of “a respiratory condition,” she “should not be exposed to vapors, odors, smoke and/or areas