The EEOC is clear that when an employee asks to be reassigned as part of a request for Reasonable Accommodation, the employer has to look for a new position – and that doesn’t mean just in your department, but everywhere. If you work for a large employer, that may really work to your advantage if you are qualified for positions that exist in multiple parts of an agency or a business.
A reassignment is not easy to get as an RA. It has to be an accommodation of last resort. But that doesn’t mean a new job is out of reach. And if you’ve been harassed at the workplace and devastated by it, getting reassigned away from a supervisor may be the only accommodation that works.