Interactive process helps defeat ADA and FMLA claims

The interactive process relating to leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is fraught with landmines for employers, many of them technical in nature. A recent decision by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all Louisiana employers) provides affirmation that the risks of navigating the landmines are greatly reduced for employers that genuinely engage in the interactive process with their employees and consistently apply their policies and procedures relating to FMLA leave and reasonable accommodations under the ADA. Read More...