Sid Steinberg Examines an E.D. Pa. FMLA Case for The Legal Intelligencer
In an October 6, 2020 article for The Legal Intelligencer, "Employee's Failure to Submit FMLA Forms Leads to Termination for Absences," Sidney R. Steinberg examines a recent case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania that illustrates the importance of communication when an employee seeks reasonable accommodation under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
The author notes:
"When an employee seeks leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, or when she seeks a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the critical component for success is the same: communication. Whether it is completing the requisite FMLA forms or providing information as part of the ADA’s interactive process, both the employer and employee need to clearly provide information necessary to help the other make decisions."