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Q: I currently work from home as per employer instruction. Can they force me to return to work during the epidemic?

I'm 61 yrs old and I'm at contagion risk due to medical history (overweight, type 2 diabetic) if I have to commute since I would need to take a bus & subway to my job.

Ronald Joseph Kim
Ronald Joseph Kim answered on May 2, 2020

If you can effectively work from home and your employer instructs you to return to work and you reasonably believe that this places your health in jeopardy, I would recommend that you request the reasonable accommodation of continued work at home or telecommunting.

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