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As technology evolves, so does the body of law along with it. A recent ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth District underscores this point.

As described by Columbus, Ohio, attorney Jamie LaPlante on her law firm’s blog, the case in question involved a woman suffering from irritable bowel syndrome who was employed by Ford Motor Co. Ford felt that her job required her to be on-site most, if not all, days of the workweek. As her malady became worse, though, her desire to work from home to address her physical condition began to increasingly clash with Ford’s insistence that she come to work.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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