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Hey, that blog title looks familiar. Oh yeah! I wrote
about it here back
This time around, another federal court, the Tenth
Circuit Court of Appeals, has reaffirmed that while a "leave of absence
may be a reasonable accommodation [under the Americans with Disabilities Act]", the employee must
provide a reasonable estimate of the amount work that will be missed.
"Conversely, when the employee seeks leave, but it is uncertain if or when
he will be able to return to work, a leave of absence is not a reasonable
The case is Valdez v. McGill, a copy of which you
can find here
[an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers].
For more on reasonable accommodations under the ADA check
out these posts:
This article was originally published on Eric B. Meyer's blog, The Employer
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