Does ADA have provisions for accommodation when employees need to care for a family member?

The Americans with Disabilities Act has portions that apply to employment. These require the employer to make reasonable accommodations for disabled workers. It does not require reasonable accommodation for employee family members. Some severe health conditions are covered under FMLA and provide for employee leave to care for a family member. This can be continuous time off or intermittent days off.


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