Yesterday, I noticed the swollen hands on the bank employee as she slowly and gently typed out the forms I needed. I asked her if she had RA and she said she did. She told me that she was just diagnosed and she was waiting for her first rheumatologist appointment. She also said she wasn't allowed to wear her wrist brace while with customers. I was shocked. I informed her of the "Duty to Accomodate" in Canada's civil right law.
My bank lady's face dropped as her boss walked into her office....I don't know why her boss just happened to walk in her office?.... Maybe to make sure she wasn't wearing any wrist braces?....Anyways, I was upset that this employee was forced to suffer. I asked her boss to look up the BC disabiliy act "duty to accomodate" . He told me that wrist braces do not look good in a professional building. I asked him to put that in writing with his signature as I was going to take it to the Head Office of his bank with my complaint. He wouldn't put it in writing and he left the office. I made a phone call to the banks head office. Needless to say, the banks head office talked to my bank lady and informed her to put on her wrist brace. They then said that they were going to phone her boss today & then visit the boss of this bank the following day.
I am so happy that I was able to help this bank employee. I remember the stuggles I had with my boss. I am sick and tired of idiot bosses bullying us.