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Telecommuting isn’t Always a Reasonable Accommodation

If your job is highly interactive, telecommuting may not qualify as a reasonable accommodation. [wc_divider style=”dotted” line=”single” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””] The full U.S. Sixth Circuit Court recently overturned a disability discrimination case brought forth by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Ford Motor Co. EEOC vs. Ford Motor Company Jane Harris worked as a resale […]


Reasonable Accommodation Offered to Breastfeeding Mother, Court Says

A female employee in need of a place to lactate met with resistance and strict company policy. [wc_divider style=”dotted” line=”single” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””] Angela Ames vs Nationwide Mutual Insurance Angela Ames, a former employee of Nationwide Mutual Insurance, was hired as a loss-mitigation specialist in October 2008. Ames gave birth to her second child in May […]


The Interactive Process and Reasonable Accommodation

After an employer receives a request for reasonable accommodation from an employee, both parties need to participate in the interactive process to discover what type of accommodation, if any, the employer needs to provide. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) may cite employers who skip the interactive process for failing to provide reasonable accommodation, resulting […]


Reasonable Accommodation and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Disability discrimination is a serious no-no for employers and can be costly. Nearly 26,000 disability charges were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last year. Whether a disability is temporary, permanent or inhibits an employee’s ability to perform their job, it is important for employers to note that they cannot remove an employee […]


Illinois Pregnancy Accommodation Amendments

The State of Illinois enacted Public Act 098-1050 that requires Illinois employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth. The law, known as the Illinois Pregnancy Accommodation Amendments, modify the Illinois Human Rights Act and takes effect January 1, 2015. [wc_divider style=”dashed” line=”single” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””] Although U.S. employers are […]


Discrimination in Public Accommodation is Illegal in New Hampshire

Recently New Hampshire amended their Discrimination in Public Accommodation bill. HB 1143 amends RSA 354-A:17. A few of the amendments under ‘reasonable accommodation’ are: “(c) Making the use and equal enjoyment of dwellings, facilities, and services associated with housing accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities by modifying rules, policies, practices, or services in […]