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Old 02-02-2007, 07:09 PM   #99 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by arcatacat View Post
Got a message from my boss this morning. No working from home for me. Assholes. That means that I have to figure out a way to get to the office 5 days a week for 8 hours a day.

Let me preface this with the following disclaimer: I am not an attorney.

That said, I am aware of something called a 504 accommodation which might be applicable in your case if you can argue that your request for accommodation is 'reasonable.' As I understand it, that means you need to be able to perform your job adequately and that the accommodation is not too demanding upon the employer. I am assuming that your job doesn't require physical mobility to perform, but that you are temporarily handicapped by your inability to get to the worksite. If so, you might be able to make a case for a 504 accommodation which would allow you to work from home until your mobility returns. Just google Section 504 and you may find the part of the OCR (Office of Civil Rights) website which addresses this issue. This originally comes from Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, though it has been reauthorized several times.

If you have access to free legal aid maybe you can get some help from them?

Good luck!
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