ADA Changes Spark Surge Of Leave Suits Against Employers

Law360, New York (February 19, 2013, 4:45 PM EST) -- The broadened definition of what constitutes a disability in the 2008 amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act is fueling an uptick in claims from workers who were fired after exhausting their Family and Medical Leave Act leave and then asking for more time off pursuant to the ADA, lawyers say.

The surge in leave-related failure to accommodate suits under the ADA has gained momentum over the last two years and isn't expected to wane in the near future, lawyers said. Fisher & Phillips LLP partner...
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