I work for a very small not for profit agency in Florida. We conduct frequent interstate relations including federal and state communications, monitoring, funding, etc, but we do not conduct these processes to make a profit (as commonly discussed with FLSA
laws for interstate commerce). My understanding of federal employment laws
are that they're all based on the size of your company. I have a documented disability that causes unplanned flare-ups and have requested a reasonable accommodation beginning 9 months ago. To date, no accommodation has been made and my employer has forced me to take PTO
on every occurrence of a flare-up despite my ability to complete my job easily from home. As a result, my employer has told me they are concerned about the amount of my absences, despite nearly all of them being disability-related. I finally put a request for reasonable accommodation in writing, including common accommodations made for employees with my same condition. The needed accommodation of either working from home on a day of a flare-up and/or adjusting attendance policies to consider all disability absences as 1 lump absence for performance reviews have been denied. I've repeatedly been made to feel extremely uncomfortable about the situation and it's led to more frequent flare-ups. The last communication with my employer regarding my request felt discriminatory in nature. Other employees have been allowed to work from home
for unforeseen situations such as a home repair and I have not. My employer, despite knowing my condition, said they are not going to let someone work from home "whenever they feel like it." I know that with the size of my organization, I am not covered under the ADA
, etc., but I'm wondering if I am covered under the FLSA since I am an exempt employee. I've called multiple law firms and not made any progress. I'm trying to determine what rights, if any, I have in my situation. While our internal policies do say I'm entitled to reasonable accommodation for disability and reference FLSA, I do not know if I have any true recourse or protection in my situation.