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On April 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decided that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has provided enough evidence for a disability discrimination lawsuit against the Ford Motor Company to move forward.

The EEOC claims that the automaker violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it denied a former work the chance to telework and by firing her once filing a charge with the EEOC.

The lawsuit was first brought to light in 2011 when the EEOC sued Ford. They charged that Ford’s denial of a woman’s request to work from home up to four days per week to accommodate her irritable bowel syndrome was a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. From there, they retaliated against her by terminating her employment after she filed an EEOC charge. According to Ford’s telecommuting policy, workers were authorized to work up to four days per week from a remote location.

According to the law, an employer is required to provide reasonable accommodations to any employee or applicant with a disability, unless doing so would cause a significant expense or difficulty for the company.

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