Managing employee requests related to disabilities (actual, perceived or alleged) is a trap for the unwary human resources department. Requests may involve leave for extended or unlimited periods of time, workplace changes and more. Employers must consider the interaction between numerous laws, including the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as their state counterparts.
In this session, our employment attorneys will review the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act and provide employers with best practices to reduce the risk of lawsuits or government action for employee leave violations under FMLA or ADA. We will outline an employer's obligations under each of the laws and review common areas of confusion and liability.