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Leave Of Absence And Workplace Accommodations

 Friday, August 5, 2022

 Insurance Education Association

If you are reading this article, chances are you are familiar with Leave of Absence and Workplace Accommodations. However, you still have some questions, right?

As a People Leader, do you often ask yourself, ‘How can I understand when an employee needs a leave of absence or workplace accommodation?’

Are you familiar with the lyrics from the old song by the Stylistics, ‘Stop look and listen to your heart, hear what it’s saying…’? Ok, maybe not, maybe I’m dating myself, but I do love the old classics.

Anywho, with just a tweak of the words, we can apply the same logic to help managers quickly identify leave of absence and workplace accommodation situations.

Stop, look, listen, and observe your employee; hear what they’re saying in both words and actions. Be aware of keywords, phrases, and actions that may indicate a need for a leave of absence or workplace accommodation. Your employee does not have to explicitly use the words ‘Leave of Absence’ or ‘Workplace Accommodation’ to initiate a legal obligation for the company to act.
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