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Sept. 8, 2021, 2:23 PM

EEOC Brings Its First Covid-Telework Suit Under Disability Law

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

A health and safety manager in Georgia was fired after her employer denied her request to continue working from home because her heart condition heightened her Covid-19 risk, the EEOC alleged in its first disability accommodation lawsuit connected to the pandemic.

ISS Facility Services Inc., a Denmark-based workplace experience and facility management company with headquarters in San Antonio, unlawfully denied Ronisha Moncrief’s accommodation request under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a complaint filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to teleworking arrangements ...

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