Tag Archives: FMLA

Two to Three Month Leave of Absence Not a Reasonable Accommodation, 7th Circuit Holds

How long is too long, when an employee requests leave for medical reasons? Employers have received welcome guidance from the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on this question. In Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, Inc., No. 15-3754 (7th Cir. Sept. 20, 2017), the Seventh Circuit held that a request for a two to three month leave of … Continue Reading

FMLA Expanded To Include All Same-Sex Married Couples

Beginning on March 27, 2015, individuals in lawful same-sex marriages will be entitled to leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for their same-sex spouses regardless of the state in which they reside. The FMLA requires employers to give eligible employees up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave for the employee’s … Continue Reading