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The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act have significantly changed the obligations of employers when dealing with employees who cannot work due to injuries or illnesses.  Our litigation attorneys have extensive experience defending employers against legal challenges to disability management decisions before courts and administrative agencies. 

Jackson Lewis offers clients imaginative solutions to the difficult legal and operational problems in managing employee absences and requests for accommodations.

We work closely with clients to:

  • Develop workplace safety programs;
  • Draft policies concerning leaves of absence and reasonable accommodation and related issues;
  • Train managers on the interplay between federal and state laws.

As employers evaluate leave, accommodation, and return to work requests, we provide guidance on communicating with employees and their health care providers while preserving management rights.