COVID-19 Accommodations with the EEOC and ADA

COVID-19 Accommodations with the EEOC and ADA

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against a company for denying an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation request from an immunocompromised employee who wanted to work from home for a couple days a week and wanted frequent breaks while in the office.

The employer not only allegedly denied the request, the employer allegedly fired the employee for making the request.

Without more facts being established, this lawsuit is just a series of allegations. We will see what happens, but the facts don’t paint a good picture any way you want to cut it. #MattTheLawyer talks about the lessons to be learned from this scenario.

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Want to learn more? Here is the EEOC press release on the issue and the case is EEOC v. ISS Facility Services, No.: 1:21-CV-03708 in the United States District Court for Northern District of Georgia (Atlanta Division).