News about the Americans with Disabilities Act

Authored by Whitney P. Cooney

Oct 25, 2017

A heads up for HR: the Seventh Circuit recently issued a rare victory for employers, finding that a long-term leave of absence is not a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. What do employers need to know now? Lowenbaum Law Partner Whitney Cooney explains in just three minutes:

  • A summary of the ruling 
  • The significance of Severson vs. Heartland Woodcraft
  • The impact on the ADA interactive process 
  • The law as it relates to light duty transfers

The purpose of Lowenbaum’s Legal Alerts is to provide helpful information for employers, sharing the latest developments in employment law and labor relations. The Alerts are not a substitute for experienced legal counsel and do not provide legal advice or attempt to address the numerous specific issues that arise in any employment-related situation.

Have specific employment or ADA questions for your organization or business? Contact Whitney Cooney.

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