Monday, June 6, 2011

EEOC to Examine Use of Leave As Reasonable Accommodation

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Will Hold Public Meeting June 8 at Agency Headquarters
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, June 8, at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Time), at agency headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E., to examine the use of leave as a reasonable accommodation. In accordance with the Sunshine Act, the meeting is open for public observation of the Commission’s deliberations.
The Commission will hear from invited panelists on the appropriate use of disability leave as a reasonable accommodation and on complying with relevant regulations. The meeting agenda includes:
Panel 1: EEOC’s Current Position and Policy Statements
Christopher Kuczynski, Assistant Legal Council, EEOC
John Hendrickson, Regional Attorney, EEOC
Panel 2: How to Comply with the Law and Appropriately Permit Leave to Employees
Brian East, Senior Attorney, Texas Disability Rights
Claudia Center, Director, Disability Rights Program, Legal Aid Society -- Employment Law Center
Ellen McLaughlin, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Edward Isler, Partner, Isler Dare Ray Radcliffe & Connolly, P.C.
A brief question-and-answer session with EEOC Commissioners will follow each panel discussion.
Seating is limited and it is suggested that visitors arrive 30 minutes before the meeting in order to be processed through security and escorted to the meeting room. The Commission agenda is subject to revision. Additional information about the hearing, when available, will be posted at
The EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Further information about the EEOC is available on its web site at

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