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While nerds like me were flooding LinkedIn with status updates about Sixth Circuit this and OSHA ETS that, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was hosting a secret “virtual dialogue” with the employer Illuminati about retaliation updating its COVID-19 Technical Assistance to include additional information on retaliation.

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By U.S. Government – Extracted from PDF file here, Public Domain, Link

Without any fanfare or press release (sigh), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated its list of frequently asked questions entitled “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws.”

The update is limited to guidance on vaccinations. So, you’d think that it would be easy to tell what the EEOC updated.

Yeah, you’d think that.

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An employer has a policy that permits employees to work remotely one day every two weeks. An employee with a disability (PTSD and anxiety disorders) requests to work remotely twice per week and work weekends to make up for any lost time.

That seems like a reasonable accommodation.

Or not so much, according to a recent Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion. I’ll explain to you why. Continue reading

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Do you remember that scene in The Shawshank Redemption where Morgan Freeman’s character ‘Red’ is working the checkout line at a local grocery store? After he finishes bagging someone’s items, he looks over at his manager and says, “Restroom break, boss?”

The manager then motions Red over and tells him, “You don’t need to ask me every time you need to go take a piss. Just go, understand?” Continue reading

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E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!! (And how ’bout ‘dem Cowboys!)

The U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has said that when an employer permits employees to telework to slow or stop the spread of COVID-19, the employer has not committed itself to automatically granting telework as a reasonable accommodation to every employee with a disability who requests to continue this arrangement as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

But, here’s the thing. Continue reading

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