UPS Medical Leave Policy Violates ADA: EEOC

Law360, New York (August 28, 2009, 3:10 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has slapped United Parcel Service Inc. with a putative class action over the shipping giant's 12-month leave of absence policy, claiming it violates federal laws protecting disabled employees.

In a suit filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the EEOC claims that UPS has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 by instituting the “inflexible” policy.

“This case should send a wake-up call to corporate America that violating the Americans with Disabilities Act...
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