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Reasonable Accommodation Under ADA Does Not Include Extended Leave, 7th Circuit Rules

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 345 | 0 | 0 min read

The Americans with Disabilities Act does not require an employer to grant a three-month leave of absence to an employee who had exhausted his Family Medical Leave Act benefits, the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled. The 7th Circuit reaffirmed a 2003 decision in Byrne v. Avon Products and rejected the Equal Employment Opportunity’s Commission’s request that it revisit the decision.  Case: Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, No. 15-3754, 09/20/2017. Facts: Raymond Severson suffered back pain caused by degeneration of his spine since 2005. Usually the pain did not interfere...

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