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Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation?

May 11, 2018

Via: HR Hero

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee—recently heard a claim from an in-house lawyer who sued her employer for refusing to provide the accommodation she requested as a result of pregnancy-related complications.

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“Miriam,” an employment lawyer who worked for Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division (MLG&W) in Tennessee, experienced serious complications during her pregnancy in 2013. As a result, her physician placed her on bed rest for 10 weeks. She then asked to be allowed to work either from her hospital bed or from home while she was on bed rest as an accommodation for her condition.

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