Close counts in horseshoes and accommodating individuals with disabilities at work

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Last night, I read a federal appellate court decision in which an employee with back spasms, sciatica, fibromyalgia, and pinched nerves claimed that her employer didn’t give her the help she needed to do her job.

The plaintiff requested a “standing footrest” and “ergonomic chair” as reasonable accommodations. But she claimed she received a “rocking footrest” and a “dilapidated ergonomic chair.”

Now, we know that sometimes just ok is not ok for companies. But, when it comes to providing workplace accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, there can be a little more latitude.

A plaintiff with a disability

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