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Charter Defeats EEOC Accommodation Suit Tied Solely to Commute

Dec. 20, 2021, 9:31 PM

Charter Communications LLC acted within the law when it refused to grant a call center worker’s request for an earlier shift to accommodate his cataracts and difficulty driving at night, the Eastern District of Wisconsin ruled.

The Americans with Disabilities Act only requires employers to provide job accommodations that are necessary to enable a disabled worker to perform the essential functions of his or her job, the court said.

James Kimmons’ request to be moved from a shift that ended at 9 p.m. to one that ended earlier would have only affected his commute driving from Racine, Wis., where he ...

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