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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.
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.
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
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
Several news outlets reported yesterday that a major airline that has already mandated employee vaccinations will begin placing employees on temporary unpaid leave if approved for a religious vaccine exemption. Continue reading
Like many of you, news of the untimely death of Michael K. Williams shook me. RIP.
I thought more about Mr. Williams yesterday as I read two reports and recommendations from a Discovery Special Master assigned to a COVID-19 face mask case. Specifically, I remembered his infamous line as Omar Little from The Wire: