George Asimou was featured in “EEOC on the Americans with Disabilities Act: One rule– No Clear Boundaries,” published by RBMA
EEOC on the Americans with Disabilities Act: One rule– No Clear Boundaries
By: George Asimou
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held an open meeting on June 8, 2011 on the appropriate use of disability leave as a reasonable accommodation at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The open meeting is just the latest step in the EEOC’s on-going effort to move the marketplace towards its enforcement position that employers may not implement one-size-fits-all leave periods for disabled employees (i.e., disabled employees have x number of days to return to work or face termination) – a lesson that Sears Roebuck learned in 2009 at the decidedly burdensome price of $6.2 Million.