As employees begin to return to their offices, human resource teams are being inundated with accommodation requests. The reasons behind these requests include:
- Concerns about COVID-19 exposure;
- Convenience of working from home;
- Lack of child care options and costs of care; and
- Weariness of daily commute.
McDermott’s Laurie Baddon says in an article published in SHRM that employers should share their policies with their workforces well in advance to give HR and legal teams time to process and assess accommodation requests.