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Withers v. Johnson, 8th Cir., No. 13-2646, August 15, 2014.

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Policy regarding return-to-work medical release trumps employee’s ADA and FMLA claims.

Ogletree Deakins • September 29, 2014
One of the questions most frequently asked by employers is whether an employee’s failure to comply with company policies regarding a return-to-work release can support termination of the individual’s employment. While courts differ on that issue depending upon judicial circuit and the specific facts of the case, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently answered that question with a definitive “Yes.” Withers v. Johnson, 8th Cir., No. 13-2646, August 15, 2014.