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    Our security company hired a security guard on a probationary period of 90 days. A week into her hire, she was seen at the ER for a low back condition (not work related). The ER doctor gave her a note for a few days days off with limitations upon her return of reduced periods of standing. Since she was not able to stand, she was off work until she brought a letter from her medical provider stating she had no limitations and was at full capacity.

    Question, when the guard was hired she was scheduled for a 40 hour work week. Although she is still on 90 days probation and went out
    due to a medical reason, are we obligated to give her 40 hours a week? Is it legal to give her fewer hours because at this time we can only offer her part time?

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    Why is it you can now only offer PT hours?
    I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.

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      Originally posted by ElleMD View Post
      Why is it you can now only offer PT hours?
      Since she was gone for two weeks, we shifted other employees to cover her post. She is being put on the schedule at 25 hours. She is still on a probation period and has no contract in place until that time is up. If she does good during probation, then she will be offered a steady position. From the looks of it, one other guard seems to be on his way out so she will most likely take his hours.

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