Can I terminate my nurse who refuses to wear latex gloves?

January 1, 2002

Nurse Jane has developed an allergic reaction to the latex in her surgicalgloves. At first her hands were pruritic. Now she has asthmatic attackswhen she gets anywhere near latex gloves. Her employer Dr. Doe has purchased1,000 such gloves and refuses to buy any other gloves. Their workplace relationship,over this issue, has become so strained that Dr. Doe has decided to terminateher employment in his office. Can he do so?