Disability Accommodations & Leaves of Absence
Federal and state laws regulating the treatment of individuals with disabilities in the workplace are complex. Our Employment and Labor attorneys counsel management on issues such as reasonable accommodations and the interactive process.
Our team has a wide variety of experience defending clients in actions alleging claims of disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, and New York City and New York State Human Rights Laws.
Leaves of Absence
Employers of all sizes have significant obligations and challenges when it comes to managing employee leave entitlements, absences, and requests for accommodations. Evolving statutory and regulatory requirements under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and additional state and local regulations, have resulted in increased litigation risk for employers making the impact of decisions and actions increasingly critical.
Porzio's employment team offers employers a practical approach to addressing leave and accommodation issues while navigating complex and changing employment laws.
We work with clients on:
- Counseling and training on issues that fall under FMLA, ADA, and other employment laws and regulations
- Defense of employers from claims brought before the EEOC, Department of Labor, and other agencies
- Investigations of potential employee abuse or fraud, including enhanced Internal Corporate Investigations services through our team of highly-trained former law enforcement officers at Porzio Compliance Services.
Vito A. Gagliardi, Jr. Principal
Kerri A. Wright Principal