Can You Refuse to Return to the Office?
March 14, 2022
The return to office question has now turned pressing
With the rate of covid-19 transmission falling, “most businesses expect to welcome employees back to the office on a part-time or full-time basis in the coming weeks,” said Domenique Camacho Moran, an employment attorney at law firm Farrell Fritz in New York. “Generally, employees do not have the right to refuse to return to the office.”
Employees with mental or physical impairments might be able to demand that their employers “engage in an interactive dialogue regarding reasonable accommodations,” Camacho Moran added. But remote work, she notes “is not always [considered] a reasonable accommodation.”
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