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U.S. workplaces look to college fights as return to work ‘turning point’ looms

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By Tom Hals (Reuters) – A legal battle is brewing over remote work between administrators at U.S. colleges committed to in-person classes and some faculty with disabilities. Experts warn it is a precursor of what awaits employers that order staff back to the office amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Employment lawyers said higher education provides a key test of who can work remotely because it is a profession traditionally associated with in-person work. But COVID-19 lockdowns proved what disabled teachers have argued for years — that online teaching can be a successful way to accommodate them. Wor…

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