Seventh Circuit Continues To Find That Lengthy Leaves of Absence May Not Be Reasonable Accommodations

Tasha PattersonLegislative Updates

On Dec. 30, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its opinion in McAllister v. Innovation Ventures, LLC, No. 20-1779 (7th Cir., Dec. 30 2020), and held that an employer did not violate the ADA where it terminated its employee after it became clear that she would require several additional months of leave after she had already been granted a two-and-a-half-month leave of absence due to her disability.

Another Court Decides That Extended Leave is Not Reasonable

Tasha PattersonLegislative Updates

In Easter v. Arkansas Children’s Hospital, an employee was unable to work after exhausting her FMLA leave but she had an appointment to be evaluated by a specialist less than a month later. The employer denied the additional leave and terminated her employment. The Court held there was no violation of the ADA.

DMEC News: July 2018

Tasha Patterson@Work

2018 DMEC Compliance Conference Highlights the Future of Leave Compliance In May, DMEC held our annual FMLA/ADA Employer Compliance Conference. As always, it was an informative and fun opportunity to … Read More