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Thorny Issues for Employers Under the ADA and FMLA

 

Poor performance does not impact an employee’s right to take FMLA leave.

Sometimes an employee does not know counseling is coming, but the timing of a leave request is unfortunate. And sometimes a diagnosis appears to be in response to discipline or a bad performance evaluation. Leave requests also may appear to be excuses to avoid the bad or hard parts of the job, particularly where they have a suspicious pattern. This video reviews what an employer should do if an employee first requests leave or an accommodation in response to counseling; as well as provides examples of hypothetical situations to help know what to do if faced with a similar situation.

Runtime: 31 minutes
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Louisa Johnson

Louisa Johnson

Seyfarth Shaw

  • Partner in the Atlanta office of Seyfarth Shaw
  • Practice focuses on defending litigation and agency investigations as well as counseling and advising employers across a wide array of industries with respect to wage-hour, leave, and discrimination laws
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous issues concerning leave laws and wage-hour laws
  • Written a number of articles on wage-hour and leave law issues
  • Member of the ABA and Georgia Bar, L&E Section
  • Listed as Up & Coming in Labor & Employment by Chambers USA and as a Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers
  • J.D. degree, University of Virginia; B.A. degree, with honors, University of Virginia
  • Can be contacted at 404-888-1023 or [email protected]
Salomon Laguerre

Salomon Laguerre

Seyfarth Shaw

  • Associate in the Atlanta office of Seyfarth Shaw
  • Represents and counsels employers on a wide range of employment related issues, including discrimination, leave, wage and hour, and restrictive covenants
  • Conducts regular seminars on issues concerning employee leave under the FMLA and the ADA
  • Written several articles on discrimination and leave issues
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Florida State University; B.A. degree, cum laude, University of South Florida
  • Can be contacted at 404-881-5439 or [email protected]
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