First of all, let me say....Happy Thanksgiving to all you wonderful ladies at the TPF! I've got a bit of a question to ask all of you....I know a lot of husbands are lawyers and the like, and I need a bit of help. I came home for the Thanksgiving day holiday, and my mom was really upset about some things that had happened at work. Here's the story: (She's very upset and doesn't know what to do....) Both my parents work for the same company. (I won't name it for all that sake.) They have always worked in different locations and now, the head of the company, wants to move my dad into the same "district" as my mom. So, now they want my mom to move from that "district" and take a job that would be more physically demanding---a warehouse type job that entails a lot of heavy lifting, walking, strenuous activity. (They work at an automotive parts chain.) The problem is, she worked at this particular job for two years (about three years ago), and in that time, she dislocated her elbow and still has lasting damage. She had to take medication for her knees (from all the walking) and had multiple visits to the chiropractor due to back strain. My mom is a very physical woman, don't get the wrong idea. She grew up on a farm and is used to strenuous labor. So, heavy lifting and being physical isn't a problem for her. However, this is definitely a job that is designed for a man. (I hate to use that term, because I think that women can do a "man's job", but what they require is ridiculous.) She doesn't want to work at the warehouse again, because of the toll it took on her body. But they are forcing her to move because "The Boss" doesn't want her and my dad to work together at the same location. (Not to mention, this isn't the first time that she has had to change store locations because of where my dad goes.) So, my question is: Can they force her to move? Can they force her to take the job again at the warehouse? Her job at her current location is still existing (she is a parts driver/counterperson), which is still demanding (loading/unloading trucks), but less physical. She's very afraid that they will force her into this new job or fire her. Can they legally fire her if she doesn't want to move? She is sure that after all the problems that working there caused before, she won't be able to maintain the level of physicality that the job demands. She doesn't want to come home and sit in pain every night. What are her choices? What should she do? Sorry if this was a bit long, but I don't know anything about employment laws. I was hoping I might be able to get some answers. Money is a little tight right now and my mom doesn't have the money to consult a lawyer. I really really appreciate any help. Thank you so much!!