Can a lawyer claim telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA?
Technology has dramatically changed the practice of law, allowing many attorneys to work from home, whether once in a while or full-time. But can an employee claim telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Employment lawyer Stephen B. Stern of Hyatt & Weber examines a recent Sixth Circuit opinion.
The employee here was a resale buyer, but her job had some similarities to the role of attorney.
Read more of Stern’s analysis of the Sixth Circuit opinion and its significance on the limits on telecommuting.
And check out the EEOC’s Reasonable Accommodations for Attorneys with Disabilities.