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Working at home as "reasonable accommodation"



Despite the hopes of some advocates and the fears of some employers, courts haven't opened the doors wide for ADA claims demanding that companies grant disabled workers a right to telecommute, writes Paul W. Cane Jr. of Paul Hastings. One important principle: an employer is not ordinarily required to relieve a disabled employee of the burden of a lengthy commute, because the legal obligation of reasonable accommodation applies to the job itself as opposed to the task of getting to the job.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.