Episode 6: The Challenges and Pitfalls Surrounding Requests for Multiple Medical Leaves of Absence

October 16, 2017

In this edition of The Proskauer Brief, senior counsel Harris Mufson and associate Laura Fant discuss the challenges and pitfalls surrounding requests for multiple medical leaves of absence.  We will talk about the obligation of employers to provide reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and related laws.  We will also discuss a recent decision from the Seventh Circuit holding that extended leaves of absence may not be required to be granted in all circumstances, and talk about how courts in other jurisdictions, as well as the EEOC, take a very different approach.  Managing employee leave is a challenge that many employers and HR professionals face every day, so be sure to tune in for an update on this timely and relevant topic.

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