I am currently working at an insurance agency, and I use the keyboard and mouse everyday provided by my employer. However, the keyboard and mouse are very stiff and extremely uncomfortable. My right wrist and fingers started feeling uncomfortable lately. I bought named brand ergonomic keyboard and mouse from Amazon and wrote an email request to HR to get approval to replace my current ones.
HR told me the company policy did not allow employees to bring or use their own equipment, and the IT department director suggested the reason was because my posture was incorrect.
Many other co-workers with seniority were able to replace their keyboard, mouse, monitors, chairs, etc. I do not think accommodating ergonomic request and prevent repetitive stress injuries have anything to do with seniority. Is my request too much? Or my employer is responsible to accommodate? Thank you!