Charlotte, NC asked in Employment Law for North Carolina

Q: I am a teacher that was given permission to teach remotely until June. Can my principal force me to come back in person

I have a letter from the district allowing me to teach remotely for the 20-21 school year. The principal sent a letter out today saying everyone that was given permission from the district must report to school on the 5th. My husband is high risk and the virus would probably kill him if contracted. I also have medical conditions of my own and it is documented that is why I was given the exemption, I am a 16 year teacher I would hate to have to leave over this.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Kirk Angel
Kirk Angel
  • Concord, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Yes, you can be ordered back even if you were previously allowed to work at home. However, if your conditions are covered by the ADA, you would want to request work-from-home as a reasonable accommodation.

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