Leave as an Employment Accommodation

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Eugene asks to meet with the human resource office. During the meeting, he tells them that he needs to have back surgery to alleviate chronic pain due to a slipped disc. He requests time off for the surgery and rehabilitation, but he is unsure how much time he will need. Must employers provide time off as an accommodation under the ADA, and if so, how much time must they provide?

Disability leave under the ADA has been a hot topic lately. A reasonable accommodation is, generally, “any change in the work environment or in the way things are customarily done

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