Revisiting the Bermuda Triangle: ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Comp

ADA Compliance Guide

In this excerpt from Thompson's ADA Compliance Guide, Greg Keating and Roberta Ruiz advise employers granting extended leaves of absence. They note that "Employers must tread carefully when responding to an employee's request to continue a leave of absence. Recent decisions from federal courts around the country remind us that once a leave ... has expired, extending that leave for a finite period of time may be a required accommodation under the ADA." Keating and Ruiz offer certain guidelines for employers to follow before making a final decision regarding extended leave.