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Telecommuting and the Americans with Disabilities Act


Gain knowledge on uncertainties in the legal landscape.

The courts have taken a range of approaches on whether or not an employer is required to recognize telecommuting in with regard to a reasonable accommodation request. At least two courts say that an employer is required to acknowledge telecommuting as a possible reasonable accommodation as part of the interactive process. On the other hand, the employer may reject telecommuting as an option, if the appropriate facts and circumstances prove to are shown to exist. This white paper reviews ADA and telecommuting court cases and also discusses FMLA and telecommuting considerations.



Paul M. Ostroff

Paul M. Ostroff

Lane Powell PC

  • Shareholder with the law firm of Lane Powell PC in Portland and Seattle
  • Practices in all phases of labor and employment law
  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America, Labor and Employment, 2011 to 2020
  • Named an Oregon Super Lawyer
  • Frequent speaker on labor and employment issues before national and regional professional and business organizations
  • Member, Oregon and California bar
  • J.D. degree, University of California, Hasting College of Law; M.B.A. degree, University of Chicago; A.B. degree, University of California, Berkeley
  • Can be contacted at 503-778-2122 or [email protected]

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