Handling Leaves Of Absence: Untangling the Thicket of the FMLA and ADA

October 01, 2010
Employers must exercise extreme caution in every aspect of handling a leave request under the FMLA and/or the ADA from reviewing the paperwork or seeking additional information to deciding whether to grant or deny a leave. This article discusses recent court decisions addressing notice obligations, certification requirements, fitness for-duty examinations, leave eligibility issues, terminations during leave, and the interplay between the FMLA and ADA.