Leave accommodations can be a complicated issue for a company’s human resources and legal teams.  The EEOC, however, recently issued guidance discussing leave as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The guidance serves as a good reference on the EEOC’s stance on several complex accommodation issues, and clarifies the EEOC’s views on equal access to leave, granting additional unpaid leave as an accommodation, and maximum leave policies.  In light of the recent guidance, now is a good time to review your company policies.
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We would like to ensure our readers are aware of a blog published by our Canadian colleagues:  “Canadian Labour and Employment Law.”  If your organization has operations anywhere in Canada, we expect you will find this blog to be informative and practical.  Click here to see for yourself.