I have spent some time this week discussing a client’s employee’s seemingly chronic lateness problem.  The question arose whether the employer was required to provide an accommodation if the employee’s known health condition was causing the lateness as was claimed by the employee.  It turns out after getting some clarification from the employee’s doctor about the effects of the employee’s medication that the health condition had nothing to do with the employee’s inability to get out of bed in the morning.

It simply seems that the employee needs a better alarm clock.  Perhaps if the employee had one of these dogs, he would be able to promptly get out of bed in the morning:


Thanks to the Huffington Post for this one!