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Overstock’s Disabled Employees Sue Over Anti-Telework Bias (1)

Dec. 18, 2018, 4:57 PMUpdated: Dec. 18, 2018, 9:22 PM

Overstock.com’s blanket rule prohibiting employees from working from home violates the needs and rights of disabled workers, two Utah women with multiple sclerosis allege in a new lawsuit.

Natalia Salas Shaw and Markie Dunn Lloyd were members of the online retailer’s website content moderation team that reviews and approves customer comments before they are posted online.

The women had been telecommuting when the company in June 2016 changed its policy and eliminated work-from-home arrangements, the complaint filed Dec. 17 with the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah charges.

Former Overstock President Stormy Simon created the team, which consisted ...

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