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In newly published guidance, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) discusses employer leave policies and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). This guidance is significant for a number of reasons.  First, ADA-related developments feature prominently in the EEOC’s most recent enforcement plan.

Two more ADA cases have hit the news this week, one of which involves – you guessed it – a suit against a medical center.  To repeat our mantra:  the EEOC is gunning for medical providers to sue under the ADA.

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The EEOC sued an Oakland-based medical center, Children’s Hospital and Research Center, on behalf