Illegal Mandatory Leave?
A recent settlement at Quinnipiac University highlights recent court decisions involving the legal consequences colleges could face for removing a student with a mental health condition from campus.
Attorney Paul Lannon said after hearing about this settlement he advised all his college clients to review their mandatory medical leave policies. Blanket policies with rigid, pre-established outcomes won’t pass muster anymore, Mr. Lannon said. There needs to be an individualized assessment of the risk and behaviors in every case.
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