Telework as a Potential Reasonable Accommodation

  I am a big fan of teleworking or telecommuting. No let me rephrase that, I am a HUGE fan of telework. I have seen it successfully performed for a long time and have performed it for a long time as well. I have written about it several times, here, here and here. Most companies …

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An Open-ended Leave is NOT a Reasonable Accommodation

When the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) passed in 2008 it substantially changed the way employers have to deal with employees with disabilities. It enlarged definitions of disabilities and life functions and it put on employers the requirement of “interactive discussions”, but one thing it did not do was require employers to give …

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A Look to the Future: Human Augmentation as Reasonable Accommodation

I am pretty certain two questions popped into your mind as you read this title. First, what the heck is “human augmentation” and second, what do you mean “reasonable accommodation”? In this post of a look to the future: human augmentation as reasonable accommodation I will answer both questions. Human Augmentation Human augmentation has been …

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EEOC Is Making a List and Checking It Twice and It Isn't Even Christmas Time Yet

Here we are in the middle of October. The end of the year is rushing toward us, probably faster than we want it to. The Halloween decorations will be down in the retail stores and they will be putting the “ThanksChristmasGivingDay” decorations up and Santa will appear in the malls. The song that features the …

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Court Decisions Muddy ADA Accommodation Definition

Jonathan R. Mook, attorney and ADA expert, wrote an excellent article about recent court decisions regarding “Reasonable Accommodation” and how these circuit court decisions have made it more difficult for employers. The article written in HR Magazine (sorry SHRM membership required) points out that three different Circuit Courts have decided cases that require employers to …

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