Russell Cawyer and Hannah Parks co-authored an article addressing a recent decision from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In Credeur v. State of Louisiana
, the Fifth Circuit concluded that, in most cases, employers are not obligated to permit telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation. Additionally, and importantly, the court reaffirmed that it is within an employer’s discretion to identify the essential functions of the jobs the employer provides and that attendance may be one such essential function. Mr. Cawyer’s blog post, “Fifth Circuit Holds That Telecommuting Not a Reasonable Accommodation Because Regular In-Office Work Was Essential Job Function of Litigation Attorney
,” is published on the Texas Employment Law Update.