Monday, September 28, 2015

That is SO last week

No matter how many times employment lawyers say that the ADA may require employers to provide more leave than the FMLA’s 12 week allotment, some just don’t get the message.  Last week, the EEOC announced a $300,000 settlement in a lawsuit brought against a trucking company that had a strict, 12-weeks-only leave policy, among other strict and unlawful rules.  This expensive settlement serves as another reminder of the ADA’s requirement of reasonable accommodation, which may mean that a flexible leave policy is required.
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