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Professor Arlene Kanter Writes on Disabled Employees and the Growth of Work From Home Flexibility

Posted on Thursday 3/10/2022
Professor Arlene Kanter

Professor Arlene Kanter writes in the article “Our New Remote Workplace Culture Creates Opportunities for Disabled Employees” at the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School’s Bill of Health blog about the positive impact that work-from-home arrangements will have on disabled employees.

In conclusion, she writes, “While it is true that not all employees — with or without disabilities — want to work from home, and not all jobs can be done remotely, increasing opportunities for remote work should be upheld under the ADA. Increasing job opportunities by offering remote work as an option for qualified employees with disabilities is not only a reasonable accommodation; it also furthers the primary goals of the ADA to promote employment and economic self-sufficiency of disabled people.”