UPS Can't Stall EEOC Challenge To Leave Of Absence Policy

Law360, Los Angeles (June 12, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday blocked UPS Inc.'s attempt to appeal his decision allowing the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to pursue Americans With Disabilities Act claims over UPS' leave of absence policy on behalf of unidentified class members.

UPS asked the judge in February to certify for interlocutory appeal to the Seventh Circuit his January ruling permitting the EEOC to bring claims that UPS discriminated against employees with disabilities by maintaining an “inflexible” 12-month leave policy that didn't provide for reasonable accommodation.

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