Telecommuting as a Reasonable Accommodation: A Remote Possibility?

Source: Dean A. Rocco, Employee Relations Law Journal, Vol. 40 no. 3, Winter 2014
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This article addresses the issue of telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation. The author points out that employers that genuinely place an emphasis on employees working at the office or job site can expect to find support from the courts when they deny such requests. However, these employers must be prepared to explain legitimate business justifications for their position on telecommuting and ensure their policies and past practices are consistent with that position.