Following Yahoo On Work-From-Home Ban May Spell Trouble

Law360, New York (March 1, 2013, 6:09 PM EST) -- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer stirred up debate recently with a controversial prohibition on employees working from home, and while it remains to be seen whether Mayer's move will benefit Yahoo, lawyers say companies that ban telecommuting need to act carefully to avoid being sued for breaching disability or discrimination laws.

An internal memo that said all Yahoo employees with work-from-home arrangements would be asked to work in company offices ignited a firestorm of controversy after it hit the Internet, with a chorus of critics deriding the...
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