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Part 2: MY BOSS SAYS . . . he won't discuss working at home as a way to accommodate my disability.

In making a request for accommodation, the employee does not need to use technical words like "accommodation."  The employee simply has to let the employer know, preferably in writing, that a medical condition interferes with the employee's ability to do the job and that he or she proposes working at home as a solution.

Part 1: MY BOSS SAYS . . . he won't discuss working at home as a way to accommodate my disability.

Telecommuting programs are becoming more and more common in the United States.  It goes without saying that telecommuting has the potential to expand employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recognized that allowing a disabled individual to work at home may be a form of reasonable accommodation.