Case Study: EEOC V. Ford

Law360, New York (October 3, 2012, 1:41 PM EDT) -- If an employee claims that she needs to work from home due to a medical condition, do you have to grant such a request under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Typically, the answer is no. Physical attendance is often an essential job function. So, even if some job duties could be performed remotely, being at work is still considered a critical part of the job. In a recent case on Sept. 12, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan reiterated that principle,...
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