1. Please summarize a situation regarding Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), national origin, or sexual orientation that you experineced as a business/HR Manager. Please explain the background, the particular issue, and how your company resolved it.
Reasonable Accommodation of Religion
2. Describe this issue and explain its legal importance in the business arena. List the elements of the claim that would need to be satisfied to have a good case, and offer some practical tips to an HR manager to avoid these claims.
1. The background is that my company makes plastic molded toys and employs more than 50 workers, so the provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act are applicable. One woman who was employed in the finishing department took pregnancy leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. She had worked for more than 12 months and during the past 12 months had worked for more than 1,250 hours. In short, she was eligible for FMLA leave. She applied for leave in the month of April and got leave from the month of May. She delivered in the month of July, and returned to work in August. During mid-August she applied once again for FMLA for care of newborn. ...
The answer to this problem explains FMLA and religious accommodation issues in the context of a plastic molding company. The references related to the answer are also included.