Looking to reverse recent spikes in federal disability discrimination claims, authorities with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have just released a new “resource document” to clarify disabled employees’ rights to reasonable accommodation and leave time.
Entitled Employer-Provided Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act, this new resource is aimed at:
- Preventing “discriminatory denials of leave” by informing employers of their obligations while educating workers about their rights
- Answering common questions that employers and employees tend to have regarding disability leave and reasonable accommodations
- Providing some illustrative examples of how disability leave rights apply in specific situations
- Expanding a series of EEOC Resource Documents intended to elucidate EEOC policies.