Dena Calo’s March 2015 Article in The Leave & Disability Coordination Handbook Discusses Whether an Employer Must Accept an Employee’s Request to Transfer to an Alternate Shift under the FMLA and ADA

Dena Calo’s March 2015 Article in The Leave & Disability Coordination Handbook Discusses Whether an Employer Must Accept an Employee’s Request to Transfer to an Alternate Shift under the FMLA and ADA
Must Employers Accept an Employee’s Demand to Change Shifts under FMLA and ADA?
Dena Calo
The Leave & Disability Coordination Handbook

Using a hypothetical scenario, Dena Calo discusses whether the Family and Medical Leave Act requires an employer to accept an employee’s request to transfer to an alternate shift in order to take better care of his ailing wife. Dena also explores if and when the Americans with Disabilities Act is implicated, for example, if the employee himself is disabled and needs intermittent or reduced schedule leave.