Hardship Letter Examples

   Lifting Restriction Hardship Letter

{Phone #}


Dear {supervisor}:

After {coworker's} comment that I wasn't "pulling my own weight" during the office furniture reconfiguration project, I feel that I need to inform you of a personal medical matter.

I have been diagnosed with {pelvic organ prolapse/joint condition/surgical complications/etc}. My doctor has stressed that the best way to slow down progression is to limit lift and push/pull activities to a maximum of 25 pounds. I take this restriction seriously and limit lifting in my daily life. I did not like being put in the awkward position of having to explain why I wasn't carrying tables and chairs. Even worse, {coworker} loudly "joked" that I must be {lazy/pregnant}. What a hurtful comment.

As you know, my job description does not include heavy lifting, and moving items greater than 25 pounds is not a condition of my employment as a {sedentary position}. However, I would appreciate it if you would back me up if a situation like this comes up again.


{Sender Name}

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