A former Morgan, Lewis & Bockius staff member sued the global law firm this week alleging that management refused her request to work from home after she suffered a stroke, despite mandating remote work of all employees a few months later during the pandemic.

The case raises questions about the legal obligations of employers to provide reasonable accommodations for Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act-protected groups in the era of COVID-19, labor lawyers said. And it’s a question that becomes more top-of-mind as law firms craft their plans for remote and hybrid work long term.