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Justice Department Takes Legal Action In Arkansas Over Illegal Rule

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The federal government is getting involved.

The Department of Justice has just announced that it has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court against the Eastern District of Arkansas. The reason? For denying an employee’s request for a reasonable temporary ability to work remotely. The lawsuit references the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DOJ Takes Legal Action In Arkansas

After an education worker asked the school district to work remotely while having a disability. not only was the request denied, but it wasn’t even discussed.

As a result of the denial, the employee was forced to resign. Leading to the Department of Justice getting involved.

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division says that telework is a very important tool needed to help people with disabilities:

“Telework is an important tool that has increased the ability of many people with disabilities to become or remain employed.”

Clarke says that employers must have a process in place to help people with disabilities:

“Employers must have a process in place to reasonably accommodate workers with disabilities, and they must work with those employees to consider options, including telework.”

Know The Law

The Americans with Disabilities Act is an important rule for employers to know.

Although it does not require employers to provide telework for all employees, it does say that employees with disabilities should be treated fairly.

Do YOU think disabled workers should have options to do their job? Comment below and let us know what you think!
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