Category Archives: Reasonable Accommodations

EMPLOYEE AWARDED TELEWORK AND $30,000.00  An arbitrator found that the agency violated the Rehabilitation Act and the agreement by denying the grievant a reasonable accommodation. As remedy, he directed the agency to grant the grievant a telework schedule, and awarded $30,000 in … Continue reading

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YOUR BOSS WANTS YOU BACK IN THE OFFICE — AN EMPLOYMENT LAW EXPERT EXPLAINS YOUR RIGHTS We are passing along an article from MarketWatch that has ideas to help employees who do not want to be ordered back into the … Continue reading

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CORE UNIONS LIST DEMANDS TO RETURN TO OFFICE Twenty-four (24) unions that form the core of the federal employee labor movement as members of the Federal Workers Alliance, composed of unions in and outside of the AFL-CIO, have listed for … Continue reading

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ACCOMMODATING COVID-19 AT-RISK EMPLOYEES (EEOC GUIDANCE) We like to let our subscribers know when something pops up on the web that should be useful to them.  This piece, posted by the folks at California Dental Association, offers some practical advice … Continue reading

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RIGHTS TO A SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER EEOC has just ruled on yet another case where an agency tried to skirt a employee’s right to a sign language interpreter. We thought it would be helpful to highlight the Commission’s simple statement … Continue reading

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$300,000 FOR A DENIED REASSIGNMENT Employees almost never have the right to demand a reassignment to a different supervisor, job or location.  But if the employee has a disabling condition for which a reassignment would be a reasonable accommodation, the … Continue reading

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WANT TO WORK AT HOME AS A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION? Back on January 2014 we wrote about an employee’s potential right to work at home if s/he otherwise qualifies for a reasonable accommodation. The post was entitled, “Want to Telework as … Continue reading

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EEOC ORDERS DOJ TO GIVE EMPLOYEE MAXIFLEX SCHEDULE All one need do to prove an illegal denial of a reasonable accommodation is show that: (1) she is an individual with a disability; (2) she is a qualified individual with a … Continue reading

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A FEDS’ RIGHT TO BE REASSIGNED Federal employees do not have many rights in law or regulation to demand a reassignment, which means that unions can do a lot of good at the bargaining table boosting those rights through collective … Continue reading

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HR SPECIALISTS ALERT: DISABILITY LAW IS EVOLVING FOR YOU Suppose a manager calls HR one morning to report that one of her probationary employees has refused to perform a certain function of the job by the established due date and … Continue reading

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