Defending Attendance And Leave Policies

Law360, New York (September 30, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT) -- Since the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 and its broadening of the definition of "disability," employers have recognized that they will be faced with an increased number of requests for reasonable accommodations under the ADA.

Common accommodation requests are a leave of absence and flexibility in an employee's work schedule. Such requests, however, can be of considerable frustration to employers.

An employee's request for a lengthy leave of absence, a continuous pattern of shorter leaves, and unexpected changes to the...
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