A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a $92,000 verdict for an in-house lawyer whose request to work from home for 10 weeks while on bed rest due to pregnancy complications was denied.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit based in Cincinnati rejected arguments by the Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division that attorney Andrea Mosby-Meachem was not entitled to telework because in-person attendance was an essential function of her job.

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