An employee who has worked for a company with 50 or more employees for at least a year is eligible for FMLA leave. The employee is entitled to 12 weeks of leave for a qualifying event. The leave can be extended is some cases based on a request for a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the American’s with Disabilities Act. The courts have agreed that an extended leave of absence could be considered a reasonable accommodation. however, the extended leave must not be indefinite and contain a specific return to work date from the treating physician.
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