The Interplay of the ADA, FMLA, and Workers' Compensation

Date(s) - 10/14/2020
8:00 am - 2:00 pm


The Interplay of the American Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and Workers’ Compensation


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against applicants and employees who are “qualified individuals with a disability.” The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1973 (FMLA) sets minimum leave standards for employees for the birth and newborn care of a child, placement of a child for adoption or foster care, to care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition, and for the employee’s serious health condition.

And Workers’ Compensation provides for payment of compensation and rehabilitation for workplace injuries and assists in minimizing employer liability. While these individual policies are relatively straight-forward in their application in the workplace, understanding how these three laws intersect can be quite confusing and are open to problems if not handled correctly.


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