A legal battle over a worker’s religious accessory shines a light on the fuzzy definition of “undue hardship” in employers’ responsibility to accommodate workers’ religious beliefs.
A staffer runs out of FMLA leave but hands in a doctor’s note saying she’ll be out indefinitely with a back injury. Her company fires her, and she sues, claiming FMLA interference and refusal to accommodate a disability. Who wins? Read the dramatized version of this real-life case and see if you can determine the [...] [MORE]
In these post-ADA Amendment days, HR pros are acutely aware that they need to be extremely careful if they’re considering a decision to terminate an employee who’s exhausted her FMLA leave. Here’s the story of a company that got it right.