ADA Legal News

Extended Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation: Debate Continues

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has issued rulings stating that granting extended time off to employees with disabilities is generally not required as a form of reasonable accommodation under the ADA. These decisions are in sharp contrast both to the long-standing position of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and some other courts, but the Supreme Court recently declined to hear an appeal from one of the Seventh Circuit cases, leaving the split unresolved at a national level.

Several recent articles and opinion pieces reported or commented on the issue: