Visually impaired employee's request held unreasonable

The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all Kansas and Oklahoma employers) recently held a hospital employee's visual impairment, which complicated her daily commute to and from work, didn't entitle her to her requested accommodation of a flexible work schedule. The case emphasizes that employers have no obligation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to accommodate employees' non-work-related barriers created by personal lifestyle choices.

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