Retaliation for Asking to Work from Home Illegal

     The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently settled a lawsuit against American Securities Insurance Company in which it had alleged that the company terminated an employee due to a disability.  The lawsuit claimed that because the employee suffered from Type 2 diabetes, she requested that she be permitted to work from home.  Although the company purported to grant this request, the EEOC claimed that the employee’s supervisor complained about her doing telework, criticized her performance, and eventually fired the employee.  This alleged conduct is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  See Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. American Security Insurance Co., No. 1:19-CV-3411-AT-JKL (N.D. Ga.).

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