'Job Sharing' Plan Not Required Under ADA, 4th Circ. Says

By Anne Cullen (June 8, 2021, 4:45 PM EDT) -- The Fourth Circuit ruled Tuesday that dividing the workload of a single, full-time position between two employees doesn't count as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act if it requires the employer to create a new part-time role.

In a legal battle brought by a former Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC worker who insisted the company illegally rejected a job share arrangement she applied for to accommodate her disability, the panel made clear that employers aren't legally bound by the ADA to greenlight that kind of work-share system.

"We hold today that a part-time job-share position that requires managerial approval to...

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