When employees request leaves of absence, permission to telework, or other such accommodations due to disability or illness, is your nonprofit organization prepared to respond? This program will help nonprofit employers understand their legal responsibilities related to such requests and provide guidance on how to appropriately respond and move forward. The discussion will include an overview of recent legal developments related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), and analogous state laws, and provide attendees with practical recommendations for compliance.
We will address questions such as:
- What factors should we assess when reviewing an employee’s request for a medical leave of absence?
- How do we determine whether a requested accommodation is reasonable? What types of requests have been considered unreasonable?
- When does a serious health condition implicate both the ADA and FMLA?
- What are the FMLA basics and should we incorporate those into a written policy?
Lisa M. Hix, Of Counsel, Venable LLP
Megan H. Mann, Esq., Associate, Venable LLP
Marina Burton Blickley, Esq., Associate, Venable LLP
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT – Lunch and Networking
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT – Program and Webinar