Accommodations and Leaves of Absence
Certain federal and state laws provide job protected leave to employees that need to take a leave of absence from work under specific sets of circumstances, including medical leave. Additionally, employers must provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. New Jersey and New York state laws protecting employees with disabilities are broader than applicable federal law. An employee who has a disability may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation. Employers must provide an accommodation to an employee unless that accommodation presents an undue hardship for the employer. Employers cannot take any action adverse to an employee, including demotion or termination, because the employee requested a reasonable accommodation.
Contact Meredith Malatino at (201) 518-1914 or make an electronic inquiry here for a complimentary phone consultation, if you have any questions concerning a leave of absence from work or a reasonable accommodation request.