DiMuroGinsberg Partner Discusses Return to Work Issues

“FMLA-ADA Interplay for Employees Returning From FMLA Leave” was the subject of a presentation given by DiMuroGinsberg partner, Jonathan R. Mook, as part of a Strafford webinar, “Navigating Return to Work and Fitness for Duty Certification Challenges Under the FMLA and ADA,” held on November 22, 2016.  In his presentation, Jonathan discussed both the FMLA and ADA requirements that employers must follow in dealing with employees who are returning to work after taking leave for treatment of a medical condition.

Jonathan specifically addressed the reasonable accommodations that an employer may need to provide to disabled employees who have taken leave, including (1) additional leave for medical treatment; (2) workplace accommodations, such as changes in the work environment or modified work schedules; and (3) reassignment to a vacant position.  Jonathan also addressed the requirements that employers may place upon employees seeking to return from leave, such as providing a fitness for duty certification that confirms the employee can perform the essential functions of the job in a safe manner.

If you would like to obtain a copy of Jonathan’s presentation, please contact him at jmook@dimuro.com.