Court Confirms Employers Not Required to Provide Employees Indefinite Leaves of Absence

California Employment Law Letter

Matthew A. Goodin, a Senior Attorney in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s San Francisco office, authored an article in California Employment Law Letter, titled “Court Confirms Employers Not Required to Provide Employees Indefinite Leaves of Absence.” (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

In a recent case, an employee suffered a stroke at work. Even after a 14-month leave of absence, her doctors could not state with certainty when she would be able to return to work. In that situation, it was clear her employer did not discriminate against her based on her disability when it terminated her employment.