SHRM Statement on EEOC Hearing on Leave as an ADA Accommodation

Jun 8, 2011
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SHRM Statement on EEOC Hearing on Leave as an ADA Accommodation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 8, 2011 – The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) issued this statement in advance of a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hearing on the use of leave as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

“The use of leave as a reasonable accommodation under ADA needs clarification, which is why the Society for Human Resource Management is pleased that the EEOC is examining the issue in today’s hearing,” said Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, interim president and CEO.

“Our members and other HR professionals are confronting increasing issues related to accommodation. With this hearing, the EEOC is exploring the parameters of reasonable leave accommodation, EEOC’s current policy and how to comply with the law, which we welcome.”

For more information, contact Kate Kennedy of SHRM Media Affairs at 703-535-6260 and Kate.kennedy@shrm.org or Julie Malveaux at 703-535-6273 and Julie.malveaux@shrm.org.

About the Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at www.shrm.org or follow SHRM @SHRMPress.
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