Is Working from the Office an Essential Job Function?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an outstanding impact on the way humanity has been operating. There have been significant changes in everyone’s lives in regard to how we interact with one another as humanity tries to keep moving forward while also keeping everyone safe. Telework, or working from home, is a relatively unprecedented solution to the crisis we’ve been facing. Telework allows employees to continue their jobs while slowing the spread of the virus by limiting face-to-face contact in the office. Now, as the rampant spreading of the virus is receding and businesses are bringing employees back to the office, a question arises: Is working from the office an essential job function?

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