Napping is popular among just about everyone other than toddlers, who desperately need naps, but are convinced they are prohibited by the Geneva convention. Culturally, though, we just don’t do it. We get up in the morning, we go to work, and we work until dinner time, in which case we go home, eat, watch Netflix, and go to bed, where we are supposed to sleep all night and wake up refreshed!
Oh yeah, and do the laundry, clean the bathroom, help the kids with their homework, visit our mothers-in-law, and walk the dog. So, some of us might be a bit tired around, say 1:30 in the afternoon. More importantly, some of your employees might want to take a nap. Are you legally required to let them sleep?
Of course not! You set the schedule and they can take it or leave it! Unless you have 15 or more employees and your sleepy employee has a medical reason for the nap. For instance, if your employee suffers from Narcolepsy. This is a condition that can be covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). People with ADA covered disabilities are entitled to “reasonable accommodations.” And a nap can be a reasonable accommodation for narcolepsy or other sleep disorders.
To keep reading, click here: Does the Law Require that You Let an Employee Nap?
If you want to nap, but just can’t relax, watch this video. It’s super helpful.