Failure to request FMLA leave doesn't mean ADA won't require leave

Employers are often faced with the task of determining how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) interacts with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit (whose rulings apply to employers in Arkansas) found an employee could pursue an ADA claim based on the denial of leave even though she failed to follow the procedures to request FMLA leave for which she would have been eligible.

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