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7th Circ. Ruling On ADA Leave Limits Touted As 'Holy Grail'

Law360, New York (September 27, 2017, 9:08 PM EDT) -- A recent Seventh Circuit panel decision affirming limits on how much unpaid time off employers must give injured or disabled workers as a "reasonable accommodation" under the Americans with Disabilities Act has brought clarity to one of the muddier areas of federal employment law, management attorneys say.

The Sept. 20 ruling that a multimonth leave of absence is too big an ask to qualify as the type of "reasonable accommodation" employers are required by the ADA to provide is the appeals courts' clearest statement yet on businesses' leave obligations under federal disability law, these attorneys say, giving employers valuable guidance and...

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