I have a position as Business Analyst. I suffer from chronic depression, which has been clearly communicated with medical certification to my manager and HR. I requested that I be allowed to work remotely on an as needed basis as I adjusted to medication and worked towards remission of my illness. My manager was not satisfied by this work relationship.
Policy: the department currently offers all team members the opportunity to work remotely up to 2 days a week on a pre-scheduled basis. My request is to be allowed to do this more than 2 days a week. Performance is measured based on a “ticket” request process. It can be evaluated the same in office or remotely; other than direct observation.
Reason for request: Working remotely allows me to work without being a distraction to others and alleviates some anxiety I temporarily experience. My treatment causes muscle spasms which could be distracting or disturbing to others. This hasn’t been an issue for others that I am aware of, but I am both conscious of how it might make people feel uncomfortable and I am a bit self-conscious about it. The anxiety is often caused by being overstimulated. The request is to ensure I can focus on my work when I am symptomatic. I can still perform my job functions and interact via phone/Skype/email, but face to face was causing me some difficulty.
If I am capable of fulfilling 100% of my job responsibilities remotely, is this a reasonable accommodation to request, based on the ADA requirements?