Is do-it-yourself dialysis at work an ADA reasonable accommodation? The EEOC thinks so.

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I’ve practiced law for over twenty years, mainly as an employment lawyer. In that time, I’ve lost track of the number of times that I’ve counseled employers on their obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Some of those have involved accommodating employees with end-stage renal disease and adjusting work schedules to allow for dialysis appointments.

But, an accommodation request to perform dialysis at work? That’s a new one.

I read about it in this EEOC press release announcing an ADA lawsuit against a southern construction company. According to the press release, the EEOC filed a lawsuit yesterday

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