In its recent COVID-19 Americans with Disabilities Act guidance, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission encouraged that employers be flexible in determining accommodations for employees during the pandemic. Some suggestions included temporary job restructuring of marginal job duties, temporary transfers to a different position, or modifying a work schedule or shift assignment to permit an individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job safely.
One employer may be learning this lesson the hard way. Continue reading