OK so we finally got some to accept a admin position with our company. Now mind you an administrative assistant at my company is no ordinary assistant. We do WAY more than answer phones, type up letters, and do data entry. We are assistants to 18 professionals in our office which travel about 75% of the time. We deal with clients via the phone all the time. They are always searching for some documents they cannot find. Anyway, we are ALWAYS busy and on the go pretty much all day.
So like I said, we finally got someone to last more than a day (at least we have not scared her off yet). But today she informed me that she has an extreme allergy to citrus. So much so that no one can eat an orange or grape fruit, have citrus cleaner such as dish soap or Lysol spray anywhere in the office.
Now my question is are we as a company legally bound to force everyone in the office to no longer bring in anything citrus (which almost everyone in our office does especially in the summer) for snack or lunch. I mean I understand with cleaners and its is easy and not a big deal to not use them. But do we really have to ask people to change THEIR lives and not eat in the back of the office of which she says will still affect her?
Today it seems very heard to find good people, but I do not feel it is fair to the entire office to not be able to do something they have always done. I do not understand why anyone who wanted to have some kind of citrus couldn't go to the break room in the back of the office (while she sits at the front) to eat their fruit.