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.