Lawyers Call For EEOC Guidance On Leave Under ADA

Law360, New York (August 4, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT) -- Verizon Communications Inc.'s record $20 million payout last month in a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission case over the company's attendance policy serves as a warning that the agency will come down on employers who fail to provide leave as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, but more guidance on what is legally required of employers is needed, attorneys say.

Companies are frequently caught off guard when employees seek time off as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA, particularly when the requested leave...
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