Michael Futterman Quoted in SHRM Article About Assessing Accommodation Requests to Work Remotely
As employees transition back to the office, HR departments are seeing an increase in accommodation requests to continue working remotely, as reported in “How to Handle an Influx of Accommodation Requests,” published by SHRM on June 17, 2021. According to Michael Futterman, Partner in the Employment Counseling group at MARC Law, these requests will need to be handled on a case-by-case basis.
“Just as the requirements for the interactive process remain the same, so do the reasons that an accommodation may be denied,” he said, adding that these reasons include if the employee does not have an ADA disability, if the employee can perform the essential job functions without a reasonable accommodation or the accommodation would pose an undue hardship on the business.
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