Chandler, AZ asked in Employment Law for Arizona

Q: Can an employer advertise a work from home position and then keep them in office?

I was hired into a work from home position. HR emailed me stating the position was 2 weeks in office for training and

then I would be working from home. 3 months later and I am still in office. I got covid 19 abt 7 weeks into the job. I requested to work from home and was told no. Can a employer legally keep me in the office after I was hired to work from home? I have had hardships that I have discussed with them 1 being my daughter?

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1 Lawyer Answer

A: In general, your employer can change the requirements of your job at any time. However, in some circumstances, you could have recourse under the Americans with Disabilities Act if your request to work from home is for a medically-related reason. If you are currently unable to work in the office due to the need to care for a minor child whose place of school or care is closed due to COVID-19, you may be entitled to leave under the Emergency FMLA provisions of the FFCRA. You should contact an employment attorney in your area to discuss the details of your situation.

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