One court finally answers the question: when does extended medical leave become unreasonable?

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Eric, we have an employee who needed four weeks off for hip surgery. We provided it. After the surgery, they requested three more months off to have a second surgery. We provided it. Then, they experienced even more complications that required even more surgery, and their doctor told us they couldn’t work with or without accommodations for an additional three to six months. Do we have to accommodate this too?

I get these types of questions often. And my answer is (sorry, clients), “It depends.”

Specifically, it depends on the related facts and circumstances.

For example, let’s say

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