Disability Accommodations & Medical Leave
A disability or medical condition should not warrant mistreatment.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act, most employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to workers with disabilities. Accommodations may include changes to your work space, your work schedule, or even time off. These employers are prohibited from treating you unfavorably or terminating your employment because of your disability.
You may also be entitled to job-protected leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). If you qualify, you are entitled to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year. You can use this leave intermittently or continuously if you need time off of work for a qualifying health condition or to care for a family member with a qualifying health condition.
Under the Minnesota Parental Leave Act, certain employees are entitled to 12 weeks of unpaid leave upon the birth or adoption of their child.
If you have been denied accommodations or medical leave, or you faced retaliation for requesting or taking leave, you may have a legal claim.