Mistaken Application of Company Policy Triggers Disability Discrimination Liability

December 05, 2019 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by Lisa V. Ryan, J.D.; Partner, COOK|BROWN LLP

Managing leaves of absence can cause major headaches for employers both big and small. In California, those challenges are even greater as employers must balance employee rights under a variety of different state and federal leave laws.

For some employers, the task of managing those leave protections may fall to a team of experts or perhaps newer employees who don’t fully understand the complexities of the laws or internal company policies.

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