Seventh Circuit Court Says Employers May Need to Accommodate Transportation Issues Under ADA

  • Date: 08/21/2023

In EEOC v. Charter Communications, LLC, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently held an employee with a disability may be entitled to an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation to get to work when attendance in the workplace is an essential job function and the accommodation is reasonable under the circumstances. Although the court engaged in a fact-specific inquiry into the respective responsibilities of employer and employee, the opinion also affects employers weighing attendance in the workplace as an essential job function in the post-pandemic workplace.

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