A Minnesota federal court decision upheld an employer’s termination for excessive absenteeism of an employee with an intermittent leave certification.
In 2019, we are poised to learn where the 4th Circuit stands on reassignment as an accommodation — an issue that has split the Circuits.
Technology Is Changing Leave Management and ADA Accommodations By Marjory Robertson, JD AVP, Senior Counsel Sun Life Financial By Abigail O’Connell, JD Senior Counsel Sun Life Financial The rapid evolution … Read More
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) includes within its definition of “discriminate,” an employer’s failure to provide a reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability. But, is a failure to accommodate standing alone — absent an adverse employment action — enough to establish an ADA failure-to-accommodate claim?
A petition for certiorari was filed last week in Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, Inc., the Seventh Circuit decision rejecting the EEOC’s position that an “inflexible” or “maximum” leave policy violates the ADA.
Fitness-for-Duty Examinations and the Interactive Process By Rachel Shaw, JD CEO and Principal Shaw HR Consulting Simply put, a fitness-for-duty (FFD) examination is a tool to use when you are … Read More
Resources for an Easier, More Effective Accommodation Process By Roberta Etcheverry, CPDM CEO Diversified Management Group For a new absence management professional, the first encounter with an accommodation request might … Read More
ADA Interactive Process: How to Get Clear Medical Information By Rachel Shaw, MBA Principal Shaw HR Consulting, Inc Managing reasonable accommodation requests is complex. Every employee is different, work environments … Read More
Addressing the Request for No Overtime as an ADA Accommodation By Marti Cardi, JD VP Product Compliance Matrix Absence Management How do employers assess an employee’s request for no overtime … Read More
Assessing Work-at-Home Requests and Potential “Undue Hardship” on the Employer By Jenny Haykin, MA Integrated Leaves & Accommodations Puget Sound Energy By Tom Sproger, MS Ergonomics Consultant Solutions Northwest Inc. … Read More