John Hargrove was recently featured in a Q&A column entitled, “Answers to Tough HR Questions” in What’s Working in HR’s bi-monthly publication. The column features thought leaders in employment law, sharing insight into workplace issues.
“According to the EEOC, you must consider leave extensions, whether they’re related to the FMLA or some other company leave,” Hargrove said in response to a query regarding employee requests for extended leave. “The EEOC considers a leave extension to be a reasonable accommodation under the ADA. The agency’s guidance says an employer must hold a worker’s job open unless it can prove that would create an ‘undue hardship’.”