Managers, Be Fair When Granting (or Denying) Requests for Leave

To many employees, time off is just as valuable as wages. It can mean some semblance of work/life balance for many. Requests for time off could even be related to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). That’s why it’s essential to administer leave benefits fairly and equitably. Denying one worker’s leave request while allowing another worker to take time off could trigger a lawsuit if someone from another protected class is allowed to take more leave. This article briefly describes a case which explains just how a situation like this can land an employer in court.