Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- A customer service representative with chronic fatigue syndrome and memory and concentration problems had difficulty answering customer questions. She was accommodated with written materials to help her remember information and a private office to reduce distractions in the work environment.
- A design engineer with chronic fatigue syndrome had difficulty working fulltime. He was allowed to work-at-home three days a week.
- A student with chronic fatigue syndrome had difficulty keeping up with class notes. He was accommodated with a laptop computer to use in class.
- An operating-room nurse with chronic fatigue syndrome had difficulty rotating schedules. She was accommodated with a permanent day schedule.
- A teacher with chronic fatigue syndrome had difficulty meeting the physical demands of her job and was exhausted by early afternoon. She was provided with a teacher's aid, her off-hour was moved to the afternoon, and she was excused from afternoon recess duty.
- A daycare director with chronic fatigue syndrome had difficulty getting to work on time and maintaining a fulltime schedule. She was allowed a later start time and a part-time schedule.
- A flight attendant with chronic fatigue syndrome was missing a lot of work due to fatigue. Her doctor recommended that she reduce the amount of traveling she was doing. She wanted to continue working fulltime so requested reassignment to an office job.
- A school psychologist with chronic fatigue syndrome was having difficulty working at full production. She was allowed to schedule appointments in the morning, which gave her uninterrupted time in the afternoon to complete paperwork. She was also allowed to schedule several short rest breaks throughout the day and use of sick leave as needed.
- A social worker with chronic fatigue syndrome experienced headaches and photosensitivity. Accommodations included changing the lighting in her workstation from fluorescent lighting to task lighting, adding a glare guard to her computer monitor, providing window blinds, and implementing other workstation changes to enhance ergonomics.