Most people have heard about the Americans with Disabilities Act, or “ADA.” You may also have heard about the FMLA, or Family and Medical Leave Act. These two federal laws give employees protection from being treated unfairly because of disabilities or serious illnesses requiring them to miss work, or require they receive some accommodation at work to make up for a disability.
Like most of the employment laws intended to protect employees, these laws can be complicated. They have very specific provisions that must be followed in order to receive the protections they afford. [Read more…]