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Disciplining workers for absenteeism problems can lead to employee lawsuits if employers don't follow their own absenteeism policies consistently, fail to give employees sufficient warnings, or step on the toes of employment laws. Among the legal issues to beware of are no-fault absenteeism policies that thwart the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), medical document demands that transgress Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) proscriptions, and discipline procedures that punish employees covered under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

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