Posts Tagged ‘reasonable accommodation’

Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA? Recently, the Sixth Circuit in EEOC v. Ford Motor Company,  held that it might be. In this case, Jane Harris, an employee with irritable bowel syndrome requested the opportunity to telecommute and work several days a week from home. Ford Motor Company refused claiming that an essential […]


When someone sues under the ADA for discrimination, the courts sort out what happens according to a process known as a “shifting burden.” That’s a dialogue of accusations and responses that allows each party to explain its side of the story: 1. An employee makes a prima facie case of discrimination. This is a statement […]