A Practical Approach to Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation During the Pandemic
Processing telework accommodation requestsRead MoreA Practical Approach to Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation During the Pandemic
- When an employee requests to telework full time as an accommodation, how do we determine whether the job can be performed from home full time?
- The temporary telework experience during the pandemic can serve as evidence of whether the employee can satisfactorily perform the job while teleworking, but the determination should be made on a case-by-case basis at the time an employee requests the accommodation. For additional guidance, see questions 4 and 5 in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) resource: Work at Home/Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation.
Once an employer receives a request from an employee to telework because of a medical condition, determine whether it’s an accommodation request related to a disability. JAN offers a flowchart that may help: Telework Accommodation Request Flowchart.
- Accommodation and Compliance: Telework - JAN
- Role Play Training Video: Telework as an Accommodation - JAN
- Telework and Accessibility - Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT)
- Adopting an Integrated Telework Policy for Employees With and Without Disabilities - Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)
- Guide to Telework in the Federal Government - Telework.gov
- New Campaign for Disability Employment PSA Released! – “Mental Health at Work: What Can I Do?”
- May is Mental Health awareness month. Whether it’s setting a leadership tone for a supportive culture, being a source of support to colleagues, or being open and honest about what you need to perform your best, we ALL benefit from a mental health-friendly workplace. Learn more by checking out the Campaign for Disability Employment’s new “Mental Health at Work: What Can I Do?” PSA. Learn more by visiting WhatCanYouDoCampaign.org.
- Register for the JAN Accommodation and Compliance Webcast Series
- The JAN Accommodation and Compliance Webcast Series is a monthly training series provided by JAN experts, and guest presenters, on a broad range of disability employment, ADA, and job accommodation topics. All webcasts are free of charge to attend. Register today!
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