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Leave Policies Still a Complicated Issue for Employers

The #EEOC rang in the New Year with an #announcement of a $50,000 #settlement #agreement with a #North Carolina-based #nursing and #rehabilitation center who reportedly #discriminated #against an #employee with #breast cancer. According to the settlement, the center #denied the employee’s request for #6-week leave to have #surgery to #treat her #breast #cancer. Her #request for leave was #denied nearly a #month after she #left work and she was #terminated for #failure to #report to work.
Unfortunately, this type of #settlement continues to be a frequent occurrence in the corporate world as employers struggle with #leave #policies and leave as a form of reasonable accommodation under the #ADA. It’s important to remember that employers should accommodate their employees with #disabilities requesting leave unless doing so would create an undue hardship. It’s also vital that employers comply with other laws involving leave such as FMLA.
If you have questions about leave policies and accommodations for your employees with disabilities, #Springboard has numerous resources to help. Give us a call to discuss options for you.

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