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While coronavirus is ongoing, can I request special accommodations from my work, like free or subsidized parking?
I take transit but will start driving again. What if they say ‘no’ because the company is not making money now? 

While coronavirus is ongoing, can I request special accommodations from my work, like free or subsidized parking? - Answer

Keeping an open dialogue with your employer is crucial at this time. It seems you’re aware they are going through a tough spot (many are!). They may not have the money to pay for your parking, and, unless it's in your employment contract, you typically wouldn't be entitled to this under our laws. 

Try to come to a compromise. Perhaps you can ask them to split your parking fees or other transportation expenses. Or maybe you can agree to extra paid time off at a later date that equals the amount you have to pay extra for parking. Take a look at our tips for talking with an employer to help you through these tough conversations.

David Kandestin
People's Law School
Reviewed April 2020

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