University Accused of Denying Pandemic ADA Telework Requests

July 12, 2021, 6:00 PM

South University’s policy that requires faculty and staff to return in-person to campus during the Covid-19 pandemic, without accommodating workers with disabilities, violates federal civil rights law, according to a discrimination charge filed with the EEOC.

Elizabeth Kostal, a professor with severe lung and heart conditions, said her request for continued remote work was initially denied by the Savannah, Ga.-based university, and she was forced to return to the office as part of an April 2021 mandate. Although she was later granted temporary telework after she experienced heart rate increases, she said the university indicated it wouldn’t continue that accommodation. ...

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