Telework Disability Accommodations Find Court Reluctance

Feb. 21, 2019, 11:55 AM

Technology has made working remotely easier and it helps employers keep talent in a competitive labor market. But courts have been reluctant to make companies grant their employees’ requests to telework as a disability accommodation, Robert Iafolla reports today.

  • Some Progress: “Courts used to say: ‘It’s not reasonable, the end,’” one former Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawyer said. “Now courts are more likely to say: ‘It could be reasonable, but not in this case.’”

  • Employers on Top: Companies win in 70 percent of decisions on worker lawsuits challenging the denial of working from home to accommodate a disability, a ...

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