Telecommuting May Be Reasonable For Ford Worker: 6th Circ.
By Abigail Rubenstein
Law360, New York (April 22, 2014, 4:28 PM ET) -- Stressing that technology has made telecommuting easier, the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday revived the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's claims that Ford Motor Co. had failed to accommodate a worker with irritable bowel syndrome by letting her work from home most days.
In a 2-1 decision, the appeals court overturned and remanded a Michigan federal judge's decision to grant summary judgment to Ford on the agency's claims that automaker violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by refusing former resale buyer Jane Harris' proposal that she be...