Michigan's PWDCRA is distinguishable from federal ADA

The Michigan Court of Appeals recently affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit filed by an employee after she was terminated for refusing to return from medical leave even though she underwent an independent medical exam (IME) and was declared capable of returning to work. The lower court found the employee's requested accommodation of additional leave unreasonable, but the court of appeals stopped short of agreeing with that characterization, holding instead that an accommodation request in and of itself doesn't constitute protected activity under Michigan's disability discrimination law. Read More...