Telecommuting has been under the microscope in recent years, with several companies making headlines for reversing policies that allowed employees to work remotely. Until recently, employers were not obligated to offer the option to telecommute, or work from home, as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA). However, a recent decision in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit may have brought a change to the reasonable accommodation landscape.
In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) v. Ford Motor Company, the Sixth Circuit ruled that telecommuting may have been a viable reasonable accommodation for the employee involved in the case. The court noted that advances in technology have made telecommuting a more viable solution.
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