Originally Posted by FMJnaX
Interesting story for sure. I'm one that doesn't like to stretch the rules at all, but the employer could have saved suit if they hired her from the beginning.... it's just 1 inch difference....
Yeah that sounds somewhat reasonable, but I would make her sign something that tells her that this is the only job available and that she doesn't meet the high requirments dictated for safety purposes. She can have the job, but the company is not liable for her safety in this specific position.
Then again, you can "only one inch" it several times over. Next thing you know, 4'9" people would be working it. You have to draw the line somewhere and abide by it otherwise having a line in the first place is pretty much a waste of time.