Indefinite Leave May Be a Reasonable Accommodation for NYC Employers

January 22, 2014

By: Kimberly Klein

Moses & Singer Client Alert

In yet another stunning break from federal and New York State discrimination laws, New York’s highest appellate court has held that indefinite leave under the New York City discrimination laws may be a reasonable accommodation for a disabled employee.

Prior to this decision, generally courts have universally held that indefinite leave is not a reasonable accommodation and that employers could terminate employees who failed to give a return date for an alleged disability.

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